349 People in Hospital – 75 in Intensive Care
TORONTO – Toronto has seen an increase in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19. As of Saturday, June 6, 2020, there are a total of 12,176 cases in the city. This is an increase of 143 cases since Friday, June 5th.
On Saturday there are 349 people who have been hospitalized with 75 of those cases representing patients in the intensive care wards of Toronto hospitals.
There have been 200 persons per day so far in June who have either been cautioned, or spoken to over not following physical distancing orders and by-laws in Toronto. On Friday, there were three people who were tickets over their failure to social distance.
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.
The City of Toronto reports that there have been concerns over bonfires and City fire pits found littered with garbage. These are being seen across the Toronto waterfront.
Bonfires in City parks and green spaces are not permitted at this time. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, fires were permitted in designated fire pit areas only through booking a site and being issued a permit. Permits are currently not being issued for fire pits. The COVID-19 enforcement team is patrolling parks and the waterfront to ensure compliance. Anyone found at a bonfire can be issued a $300 fine. People can report bonfires or hazardous debris by calling 311.
As part of the City’s ActiveTO program, there are three major road closures in effect this weekend to provide more space for walking and cycling while practising physical distancing. Road closures this weekend are:
• Lake Shore Boulevard West (eastbound lanes only) from Windermere Avenue to Stadium Road. As a result, the eastbound Gardiner Expressway off-ramp to Lake Shore Boulevard West (exit #146) will also be closed
• Lake Shore Boulevard East (eastbound lanes only) from Leslie Street to just south of Woodbine Avenue (Kew Beach Avenue)
• Bayview Avenue from Front Street to Rosedale Valley Road, and River Street from Gerrard Street East to Bayview Avenue.
People can learn more about ActiveTO major road closures and Quiet Streets making shared space for local residents throughout Toronto communities at toronto.ca/ActiveTO.
For answers to common questions before contacting the Toronto Public Health COVID-19 Hotline call 311.