Toronto Update on COVID-19 / Coronavirus Increase of 54 Cases Friday June 19, 2020

COVID-19 Toronto

TORONTO – The City of Toronto continues to respond to COVID-19. Mayor John Tory and Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa today provided an update on the City’s continuing response to COVID-19 and recovery and rebuild progress.

There are 13,715 cases of COVID-19 in the city, an increase of 54 cases since yesterday. There are 271 people hospitalized, with 66 in ICU. In total 11,611 people have recovered from COVID-19, an increase of 110 cases since yesterday. To date, there have been 1,009 COVID-19 deaths in Toronto. Case status data can be found on the City’s reporting platform at https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-latest-city-of-toronto-news/covid-19-status-of-cases-in-toronto/.
Residents are reminded of the importance of adhering to Toronto Public Health’s advice to wash their hands often, stay within their social circle of no more than 10 people, practise physical distancing, or wear a face-covering or non-medical mask to protect others when in settings where physical distancing cannot be maintained. The City of Toronto has produced three short videos on how to effectively use non-medical masks or face coverings when physical distancing isn’t possible: https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-protect-yourself-others/covid-19-reduce-virus-spread/?accordion=face-masks-coverings-for-the-general-public.
Provincial Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act orders and the City bylaw on physical distancing remain in effect. The City’s coordinated COVID-19 Enforcement Team remains focused on providing education. Yesterday, the City received 102 complaints involving people using outdoor amenities or not practicing physical distancing in parks or squares. Yesterday, bylaw officers issued five tickets in parks or squares. This month, bylaw and police officers have spoken to more than 5,500 people in City parks about 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.
Residents and businesses are reminded to have their say on how Toronto can recover, rebuild, and emerge from this pandemic even stronger. Take the Recovery & Rebuilding Toronto survey before June 30 at https://cotsurvey.chkmkt.com/RecoveryRebuildingToronto.