The City of Toronto continues to respond to COVID-19. This weekend, everyone is urged to do their part: stay home and follow public health guidance to help stop the spread of COVID-19. While outside of home for essential reasons, keep careful distance from people from other households and wear a mask or face covering when physical distancing may not be possible, even outdoors.
There are 1,269 new cases of COVID-19 in Toronto today. Since the start of the pandemic there have been a total of 148,155 cases of COVID-19 in the city. There are 1,073 people hospitalized. To date, there have been 3,084 COVID-19 deaths in Toronto. In total, 132,109 people have recovered. Case status data can be found on the Toronto Public Health’s reporting dashboard.
New groups became eligible for vaccination at City-operated clinics this week. Those age 55 to 59 were able to book appointments at City-run immunization clinics as of this morning and childcare workers in licensed childcare settings as of yesterday. As with other cohorts, the expanded eligibility drove a surge in booking for first dose appointments. Since late yesterday afternoon, more than 10,800 new first dose appointments have been booked at City-run clinics.
A full list of eligible groups with information on how to register for appointments is available on the City’s COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated webpage.
For the current wave of COVID-19 in Toronto, amplified by variants of concern, staying home and following public health guidance is the best way to keep everyone safe. Please review the City’s COVID-19: Guide for Residents for public health guidance and information on what is and is not permitted under provincial regulations and City bylaws.
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