News Release
December 2, 2020

The City of Toronto continues to respond to COVID-19. Today, Mayor John Tory and Toronto Fire Chief and General Manager of the Office of Emergency Management, Matthew Pegg, provided an update on the City’s measures to combat the resurgence of the virus in Toronto.

There are 42,719 cases of COVID-19 in the city, an increase of 438 new cases today. There are 235 people hospitalized. To date, there have been 1,620 COVID-19 deaths in Toronto. In total, 36,073 people have recovered from COVID-19. Case status data can be found on the City’s reporting platform.

The Mayor encouraged a strong show of support for local businesses, urging all residents, who are able to, to participate in “Take Out Wednesday” today. Ordering take-out or delivery supports local restaurants that have shifted their business and are working to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The Mayor stressed the number of jobs and businesses that can be sustained by placing orders for take-out and delivery.

All people in Toronto should be adopting steps for self-protection. Individuals should only consider leaving their homes for essential activities such as work, education and fresh air and exercise. As much as possible, residents are asked to limit contact to people in the same household, keep at least six feet apart from people not in the same household and wear a mask when outside of their homes, especially in indoor settings and when physical distancing is difficult. Residents should wash hands frequently and remain at home when ill.

The City’s website is updated daily with the latest health advice and information about City services, social supports and economic recovery measures. Check for answers to common questions before contacting the Toronto Public Health COVID-19 Hotline or 311.

Toronto is home to more than 2.9 million people whose diversity and experiences make this great city Canada’s leading economic engine and one of the world’s most diverse and livable cities. As the fourth largest city in North America, Toronto is a global leader in technology, finance, film, music, culture and innovation, and consistently places at the top of international rankings due to investments championed by its government, residents and businesses. For more information visit the City’s website or follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

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