The City of Toronto continues to respond to COVID-19. As the City safely and gradually reopens select park amenities and businesses, residents are urged to continue following public health advice to help stop the community spread of the virus.
There are 9,615 cases of COVID-19 in the city, an increase of 258 cases since yesterday. As of yesterday there are 411 cases in hospital, with 96 in ICU. In total, 6,998 people have recovered from COVID-19, an increase of 113 cases since yesterday. To date, there have been 732 COVID-19 deaths in Toronto. 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.
The City’s physical distancing bylaw and the provincial Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act orders remain in effect. The COVID-19 enforcement team is out responding to complaints and proactively patrolling parks and other public spaces, in an effort to ensure public understanding of the need to limit social interactions. Officers continue educating residents first, only issuing tickets in circumstances where education efforts have failed.
Yesterday, the City received 98 complaints involving people using outdoor amenities that remain closed or not practising physical distancing in parks or squares. Bylaw officers issued 10 tickets related to individuals entering restricted areas at the Scarborough Bluffs. This month, bylaw and police officers have spoken to more than 4,300 people in City parks about the closures and public health measures.
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