TORONTO – Toronto continues to respond to COVID-19. Residents are reminded 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 deadly virus.
As of this afternoon, there are 4,628 cases of COVID-19 in Toronto. Cases include 4,176 confirmed cases and 452 probable cases. There are 305 cases hospitalized, with 112 in intensive care units. We continue to see COVID-19 deaths; to date, 253 people in Toronto have died from COVID-19. Case status data can be found on the City’s reporting platform.
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 354 complaints involving people using outdoor amenities or not practising physical distancing in parks. Bylaw and police officers issued 18 tickets – bringing the total number of tickets issued since April 3 to 505. Bylaw and police officers have spoken to more than 11,000 people in City parks about the closures and public health measures.
The City also received 44 complaints yesterday related to non-essential businesses remaining open. Since March 24, Municipal Licensing & Standards and Toronto Public Health have issued 71 tickets and 149 notices 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 https://www.toronto.ca/covid-19/ for answers to common questions before contacting the Toronto Public Health COVID-19 Hotline or 311.