Toronto Updates on COVID-19

Toronto City Hall

TORONTO – The latest update from Toronto has 5,641 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been 449 people who have died in Toronto from the virus.

Currently, there are 105 people in intensive care in the hospital, and another 282 people hospitalized.

Mayor John Tory, Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa, and Fire Chief and General Manager of the Office of Emergency Management Matthew Pegg, today, provided this update on the City’s continuing response to COVID-19.

Toronto Ramps Up Enforcement

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 184 complaints involving people using outdoor amenities or not practising physical distancing in parks or squares. Bylaw and police officers issued four tickets – bringing the total number of tickets issued from May 1st to 11th tickets. This month, bylaw and police officers have spoken to almost 1,000 people in City parks about the closures and public health measures.
The City also received 19 complaints yesterday related to non-essential businesses remaining open. Toronto Public Health issued seven tickets to non-essential businesses yesterday.
The City’s website is updated daily with the latest health advice and information about City services, social supports and economic recovery measures. Check for answers to common questions before contacting the Toronto Public Health COVID-19 Hotline or 311.
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