The City of Toronto continues to respond to COVID-19. Today, Mayor Tory joined Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Eileen de Villa, and Chief Recovery and Rebuild Officer, Saad Rafi, to provide an update of the current situation in Toronto and the City response to COVID-19.
There are 10,901 cases of COVID-19 in the city, an increase of 175 cases since yesterday. There are 372 cases in hospital, with 83 in ICU. In total, 8,086 people have recovered from COVID-19, an increase of 142 cases since yesterday. To date, there have been 810 COVID-19 deaths in Toronto. Case status data and geographic maps can be found on the City’s reporting platform.
The COVID-19 enforcement team continues to respond to complaints and proactively patrol parks and other public spaces, in an effort to ensure public understanding of the need to maintain physical distancing. Ensuring compliance through education and awareness remains the preferred method of engagement, but enforcement continues to take place as necessary.
Yesterday, the City received 62 complaints involving people using outdoor amenities that remain closed or not practising physical distancing in parks or squares. Bylaw officers issued one ticket. This month, enforcement officers have spoken to 6,239 people in City parks about the closures and public health measures. The City also received 34 complaints about gatherings; 22 tickets related to gatherings have been issued this month.
Residents are reminded of the importance of adhering to public health advice to wash their hands often, stay within their household bubble and practise physical distancing, or wear a face covering or non-medical mask to protect others when in settings where physical distancing cannot be maintained.
The City’s website is updated daily with the latest health advice and information about City services, social supports and economic recovery measures. Check toronto.ca/covid-19 for answers to common questions before contacting the Toronto Public Health COVID-19 Hotline or 311.
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