News Release
May 7, 2021

The City of Toronto continues to respond to COVID-19. This Mother’s Day weekend, everyone is urged to do their part: stay home and follow public health guidance to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

All people are asked to find creative virtual ways to celebrate Mother’s Day this year as the Province of Ontario Stay-at-Home order remains in effect, prohibiting indoor and outdoor gatherings. Everyone is urged to remain close to home and not travel to celebrate in-person with family. While outside of home for essential reasons, keep careful distance from people from other households – including family – and wear a mask or face covering when physical distancing may not be possible, even outdoors.

Due to a technical issue with the provincial laboratory data feed, today’s COVID-19 case counts are likely underreported. Toronto Public Health is reporting 724 new cases of COVID-19 in Toronto today. Since the start of the pandemic there have been a total of 154,799 cases of COVID-19 in the city. There are 1,140 people hospitalized. To date, there have been 3,163 COVID-19 deaths in Toronto. In total, 140,103 people have recovered. Case status data can be found on the Toronto Public Health’s reporting dashboard.

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.

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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