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City of Toronto update on COVID-19 cases and bylaw-breakers

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Toronto has reported 4,798 cases and 274 COVID-19 related deaths

TORONTO, ON. APRIL 27, 2020 – Yesterday, the City of Toronto issued a statement on the state of COVID-19 and how well the city is doing in terms of the number of people failing to adhere to the physical distancing rules.

Residents are reminded of the importance of reducing all contact with others as much as possible and staying home except for essential outings to help stop the community spread of the deadly virus. 

As of this afternoon, there are 4,798 cases of COVID-19 in Toronto. Cases include 4,315 confirmed cases and 483 probable cases. There are 316 cases hospitalized, with 110 in intensive care units. We continue to see COVID-19 deaths; to date 274 people in Toronto have died from COVID-19. Case status data can be found on the City’s reporting platform at toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-latest-city-of-toronto-news/covid-19-status-of-cases-in-toronto

Enforcement of the City’s physical distancing bylaw and the Province’s Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act orders is ongoing. Yesterday, the City received 149 complaints involving people using outdoor amenities or not practising physical distancing in parks. Bylaw and police officers issued 28 tickets – bringing the total number of tickets issued since April 3 to 533. Bylaw and police officers have spoken to more than 11,487 people in City parks about the closures and public health measures. 

The City also received 21 complaints yesterday related to non-essential businesses remaining open. Since March 24, Municipal Licensing & Standards and Toronto Public Health have issued 76 tickets and 159 notices to non-essential businesses. 

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. 

SOURCE toronto.ca

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