News Release
June 4, 2020

The City of Toronto continues to respond to COVID-19. The City appreciates the continued cooperation of all Toronto residents in following public heath guidelines and adhering to provincial orders and municipal bylaws to help reduce virus spread.

There are 11,835 cases of COVID-19 in the city, an increase of 183 cases since yesterday. There are 365 people hospitalized, with 82 in ICU. In total 9,131 people have recovered from COVID-19, an increase of 183 cases since yesterday. To date, there have been 883 COVID-19 deaths in Toronto. Case status data can be found on the City’s reporting platform.

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.

While healthy residents are encouraged to get fresh air and exercise outside, they’re reminded that provincial Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act orders and the City bylaw on physical distancing remain in effect.

The City’s coordinated COVID-19 Enforcement Team remains focused on providing education about the physical distancing bylaw and provincial orders. Ensuring compliance through education and awareness remains the preferred method of engagement, but enforcement continues to take place if necessary.

Yesterday, the City received 82 complaints involving people using outdoor amenities or not practising physical distancing in parks or squares. Bylaw officers issued one ticket for physical distancing. This month, bylaw and police officers have spoken to more than 800 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.

The City’s website is updated daily with the latest health advice and information about City services, social supports and economic recovery measures. Check for answers to common questions before contacting the Toronto Public Health COVID-19 Hotline or 311.

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