News Release
January 15, 2021

The City of Toronto continues to respond to COVID-19. Earlier this week, the Province of Ontario declared its second state of emergency and as of January 14, a stay-at-home order is in effect in Toronto and across the province. The order will be in place for at least 28 days.

There are 74,476 cases of COVID-19 in the city, an increase of 852 new cases today. There are 471 people hospitalized. In total, 63,777 people have recovered from COVID-19. To date, there have been 2,139 COVID-19 deaths in Toronto. Case status data can be found on the City’s reporting platform.

On January 12, 2021, the Province of Ontario declared its second state of emergency and yesterday, the Province’s new stay-at-home order came into effect in Toronto and across the province. The City is supportive of strengthened measures to stop the spread of COVID-19, protect the healthcare system and save lives. The City is asking all people to respect the goal of the new COVID-19 regulations. The intention is for people to stay home as much as possible to reduce opportunities for COVID-19 spread and save lives.

City services and operations have been adjusted to comply with the new provincial regulations. Impacts of COVID-19 regulations on City services are updated regularly on the COVID-19: Changes to City Services web page. Residents are encouraged to check the page often.

Please review the City’s simple “Dos” and “Don’ts” guide for recommended and mandatory public health measures. The guide communicates some of what is and what is not, permitted under the provincial Lockdown Regulation that remains in effect and the new stay-at-home order to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The guide can be found at

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