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Toronto reports COVID-19 stats and bylaw infringements


TORONTO, ON., May 10, 2020 — On Sunday the City of Toronto reported 7,143 COVID-19 cases and that sadly 578 people have lost their lives to the virus. The City also has issued over 40 tickets for failure to comply with physical distancing measures.

In the report, the City of Toronto reminded residents 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 virus. 

There are 7,413 people infected with COVID-19 in Toronto and 5,192 people who have recovered. Of the people infected with the virus, 6,709 are confirmed and 704 are probable. There are 429 people hospitalized and, of these, 102 people are in ICU. We continue to see COVID-19 deaths; as of yesterday, 578 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 30 complaints involving people using outdoor amenities or not practising physical distancing in parks or squares. Police issued two tickets – bringing the total number of tickets issued since May 1 to 44 tickets. This month, bylaw and police officers have spoken to more than 1,900 people in City parks about the closures and public health measures. 

The City also received 11 complaints yesterday related to non-essential businesses remaining open. Two tickets were issued to non-essential businesses yesterday. Since March 24, 131 tickets and 252 notices have been issued 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. 

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