As of April 11, 2022, this dashboard will no longer be updated due to provincial government changes in testing guidance and case and contact protocols. Toronto Public Health continues to collect socio-demographic data on COVID-19 cases but the testing changes means this information is not representative of the population. Toronto Public Health is committed to collecting, reporting on, and using data that can advance health equity, for COVID-19 and all public health issues. We will continue to work with partners to develop new strategies to expand this work.
Our risk of illness is linked to how and where we live, work, and play. COVID-19 has had a greater impact on people who already faced health inequities before the pandemic. Evidence shows that racialized populations and low income groups are more at risk of COVID-19. The reasons for this include:
Toronto Public Health (TPH) started collecting data on Indigenous identity, racial group, income, and household size on May 20, 2020. Data on ethno-racial identity, income and household size are analyzed and summarized here monthly. Data on Indigenous identity are not being reported by TPH. TPH supports Indigenous-led uses and reporting of Indigenous COVID-19 data, and consults with Indigenous partners on an ongoing basis.
The data are used to inform work by the City of Toronto, Toronto Public Health, health care and community partners to address inequities in COVID-19 by focusing on specific neighbourhoods and populations that have been most impacted by COVID-19. This work includes:
Area-based analysis also shows that ethno-racial group and income are associated with reported COVID-19 infection.