TORONTO – There are 88 more cases confirmed of COVID-19 in Toronto this Sunday.
The City of Toronto continues to respond to COVID-19. Provincial orders restricting gatherings of more than 10 people who are not members of the same household remain in effect. Residents should continue to follow public health recommendations for physical distancing when leaving the house for any reason.
There are 13,856 cases of COVID-19 in the city, an increase of 88 cases since yesterday. There are 251 people hospitalized, with 59 in ICU. In total 11,817 people have recovered from COVID-19, an increase of 111 cases since yesterday. To date, there have been 1,039 COVID-19 deaths in Toronto.
Provincial Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act orders and the City bylaw on physical distancing remain in effect. The City’s COVID-19 enforcement team remains focused on providing education. Yesterday, the City received 55 complaints related to parks use and physical distancing. Officers have spoken to or cautioned more than 5,700 people this month. No tickets were issued yesterday in City parks or squares.
The City has realigned resources to ensure additional bylaw enforcement in busy parks and beaches today, including Woodbine beach. While visiting a beach or park, residents must practice physical distancing and avoid crowding.
Residents are reminded that the consumption of alcohol is not permitted in parks, beaches, or public spaces. Enforcement officers in parks will now also be providing education about liquor laws and, when necessary, issuing tickets related to the consumption of alcohol.