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COVID-19: City of Toronto sees large jump in cases due to lag in reporting


TORONTO, ON., June 8, 2020 — On Sunday, the City of Toronto issued an update on the status of COVID-19 within Toronto. The City announced in a statement that there was a big jump of 267 extra cases because of a reporting delay from William Osler Health System in April and May.

With the increase, Toronto reported 362 total cases yesterday, but in fact, discounting the addition from the William Osler Health System reporting lag, yesterday’s actual number of newly recorded cases for Toronto would have been 95.

As of Sunday, the City of Toronto says: “There are 12,538 cases of COVID-19 in the city, an increase of 362 cases since yesterday. The increase in new confirmed cases since the City’s last report date reflects the addition of 267 cases related to delayed reporting of cases to Toronto Public Health from William Osler Health System that are previously identified infections that occurred over the months of April and May.

The City also says: “Currently, there are 347 people hospitalized, with 80 in ICU. In total, 9,623 people have recovered from COVID-19, an increase of 151 cases since yesterday. To date, there have been 928 COVID-19 deaths in Toronto. Case status data can be found on the City’s reporting platform.”

Meanwhile provincial orders restricting gatherings of more than five people who are not members of the same household remain in effect and everyone should continue to follow public health recommendations for physical distancing when leaving the house for any reason.

Physical distancing complaints

The City’s COVID-19 enforcement team remains focused on providing education about the physical distancing bylaw and provincial orders. Yesterday, the City received 58 complaints related to parks use and physical distancing. Officers have spoken to or cautioned almost 2,000 people this month. Yesterday, 12 tickets were issued yesterday in City parks or squares.

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 City of Toronto

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