The City of Toronto continues to respond to COVID-19. Residents are reminded that masks or face coverings are required in all indoor public spaces to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Face masks and coverings do not replace the need to keep a distance of two metres or six feet from others, wash hands often and stay home when sick.
There are 14,777 cases of COVID-19 in the city, an increase of 42 cases since Wednesday. There are 155 people hospitalized, with 31 in ICU. In total, 13,028 people have recovered from COVID-19, an increase of 93 cases since Wednesday. To date, there have been 1,117 COVID-19 deaths in Toronto. Toronto Public Health released new individual-level COVID-19 data on the City’s Open Data platform today.
As COVID-19 continues to circulate in the community, residents visiting a beach or park must practise physical distancing and avoid crowding. Torontonians 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.
Provincial Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act orders and the City bylaw on physical distancing remain in effect. Yesterday, the City received 31 complaints related to parks use and physical distancing. Officers have cautioned more than 2,750 people this month about physical distancing, alcohol, bonfires and littering bylaws.
The Heat Warning for Toronto declared by Environment and Climate Change Canada will end tonight. Fourteen of the City’s Emergency Cooling Centres (ECCs) will remain open today until 7 p.m. The ECC at Metro Hall will stay open until 11 a.m., Saturday, July 11. An interactive map is available to help those who need to locate an ECC and other cool spaces, such as swimming pools, near them. Tips to protect yourself from the heat are available at toronto.ca/keepcool.
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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