The City of Toronto continues to respond to COVID-19. As Toronto prepares to enter Step Three of the Province of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen this Friday, all people are reminded to continue following public health advice, including practising physical distancing and wearing a mask when physical distancing is not possible.
Toronto Public Health is reporting 77 new cases of COVID-19 in Toronto since July 9 – a daily average of 26 new cases. Since the start of the pandemic there have been a total of 170,179 cases of COVID-19. There are 66 people hospitalized. To date, there have been 3,581 COVID-19 deaths in Toronto. In total, 166,290 people have recovered. Case status data can be found on Toronto Public Health’s reporting dashboard.
The City and Team Toronto continue to vaccinate everyone who wants a first dose or accelerated second dose as soon as possible. Last week, the City opened walk-in vaccinations for adults at four of the nine City-operated vaccination clinics. Lowering barriers to vaccination has resulted in more than 1,250 people attending clinics for walk-in vaccination from service launch on Thursday, July 8 to Sunday, July 11.
All people age 12 and older are also eligible to book first dose or accelerated second dose vaccination appointment City-run immunization clinics. Appointments can be booked by residents through the dark blue “Book a Vaccine” button on toronto.ca/covid-19 or by calling the provincial vaccine booking line at 1-833-943-3900.
The Province is moving Ontario to Step Three reopening ahead of schedule because of positive progress in key health indicators, including vaccination coverage. In Step Three, additional restrictions put in place to stop the spread of COVID-19 are being relaxed. City staff are in the process of reviewing the provincial legislation for full impacts to City services and amenities. A full list of changes to City services, updated regularly, is available on the COVID-19: Changes to City Services webpage.
The City is also updating the COVID-19: Reopening Guide for Toronto Residents with a list of activities that are permitted when Toronto enters Step Three on Friday. Full details of the announcement are in the Province’s Ontario Moving to Step Three of Roadmap to Reopen on July 16 news release.
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