The City of Toronto continues to respond to COVID-19. 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.
There are 11,513 cases of COVID-19 in the city, an increase of 175 cases since yesterday. There are 384 people hospitalized, with 82 in ICU. In total, 8,783 people have recovered from COVID-19, an increase of 153 cases since yesterday. To date, there have been 835 COVID-19 deaths in Toronto. Case status data can be found on the City’s reporting platform.
The COVID-19 enforcement team is continuing to respond to complaints and proactively patrolling parks and other public spaces, in an effort to ensure public understanding of the need to continue to maintain physical distancing. Officers are out educating residents on the City’s physical distancing bylaw and provincial Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act orders, only issuing tickets in circumstances where education efforts have failed.
Yesterday, the City received 90 complaints involving people using outdoor amenities or not practising physical distancing in parks or squares. Bylaw officers issued 11 tickets for physical distancing. This month, bylaw and police officers have spoken to more than 257 people in City parks about the closures and public health measures.
Residents and businesses are reminded to have their say on how Toronto can recover, rebuild and emerge from this pandemic even stronger. Take the Recovery & Rebuilding Toronto survey before June 30 at https://cotsurvey.chkmkt.com/RecoveryRebuildingToronto.
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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