The City of Toronto continues to respond to COVID-19. Those heading outside to enjoy the weather this weekend are reminded to adhere to Toronto Public Health’s advice to wash hands often, stay within their social circle of no more than 10 people, avoid crowds, practise physical distancing, and wear a face covering or mask in all indoor public spaces.
There are 14,611 cases of COVID-19 in the city, an increase of 43 cases since yesterday. There are 170 people hospitalized, with 41 in ICU. In total, 12,773 people have recovered from COVID-19, an increase of 73 cases since yesterday. To date, there have been 1,105 COVID-19 deaths in Toronto.
As of Monday, July 6, Toronto Public Health will be reporting Toronto COVID-19 case numbers on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays only. Case status data can be found on the City’s reporting platform.
Provincial Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act orders and the City bylaw on physical distancing remain in effect. Yesterday, the City received 69 complaints related to parks use and physical distancing. Officers spoke to or cautioned nearly 1,900 people this month. Bylaw officers issued three tickets yesterday in City parks or squares.
As COVID-19 continues to circulate in the community, residents visiting a beach or park must practise physical distancing and avoid crowding. Residents are reminded that bonfires, the consumption of alcohol and littering are not permitted in parks, beaches or public spaces. If a litter bin is full, residents are asked to take their garbage with them so it can be disposed of properly.
A Heat Warning remains in effect for Toronto. Extreme heat is associated with negative health impacts ranging from heat stress to heat stroke and death. During periods of hot weather, the safety of all residents is the priority. The City has opened 15 Emergency Cooling Centres (ECCs) for the duration of the Heat Warning issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC). The ECCC is expecting a prolonged period of hot weather to continue today and into this week. An interactive map is available to help those who need to locate an Emergency Cooling Centre near them. Malvern Recreation Community Centre cooling centre is closed for repairs and has been relocated to Burrows Hall Community Centre (1081 Progress Ave, Scarborough). Tips to protect yourself from the heat are available online at toronto.ca.
The City’s website is updated daily with the latest health advice and information about City services, social supports and economic recovery measures. Check https://www.toronto.ca/covid-19/ for answers to common questions before contacting the Toronto Public Health COVID-19 Hotline or 311.
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