Toronto reports another 121 cases of the coronavirus. As of today, there are 12,828 cases of COVID-19
The City of Toronto continues to see high rates of COVID-19 cases and has cautiously begun to reopen parts of the economy. Following advice from Toronto Public Health remains to stay home, when possible. When out, residents are reminded of the importance of adhering to public health advice to wash their hands often, stay within their household bubble and practise physical distancing, or wear a face-covering or non-medical mask to protect others when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
As of today, there are 12,828 cases of COVID-19 in the city, an increase of 121 cases since June 8, 2020. There are 335 people hospitalized, with 77 in ICU. In total 9,907 people have recovered from COVID-19, an increase of 161 cases since yesterday. To date, there have been 952 COVID-19 deaths in Toronto. Case status data can be found on the City’s reporting platform.
Environment and Climate Change Canada has also declared a Heat Warning for Torontonians for June 9 and 10. Extreme heat is associated with negative health impacts ranging from heat stress to heatstroke and death.
The City has opened 14 Emergency Cooling Centres with COVID-19 precautions in place for residents that do not have access to a cool space and cannot keep cool in their home or outdoors. An interactive map is available to help those who need to locate an Emergency Cooling Centre near them.
The Ontario 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 will remain focused on providing education about the physical distancing bylaw and provincial orders.
Yesterday, the City received 72 complaints involving people using outdoor amenities or not practising physical distancing in parks or squares. Police and bylaw officers issued five tickets for physical distancing. This month, bylaw and police officers have spoken to more than 2,700 people in City parks about the closures and public health measures.
Toronto is home to more than 2.9 million people and is Canada’s leading economic engine. The pressure to limit the COVID-19 spread and restart the economy will have the rest of the country watching and praying for their success.