City of Toronto update on COVID-19

Toronto Mayor John Tory delivering a virtual covid-19 update. (March 31, 2021)

The City of Toronto continues to respond to COVID-19. Today, Mayor John Tory, Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa, Fire Chief and General Manager of the Office of Emergency Management Matthew Pegg and Chair of the Board of Health Councillor Joe Cressy provided an update on the City’s measures to prevent the spread of the virus and efforts to vaccinate all Torontonians in accordance with the Province of Ontario’s vaccine rollout.

Since the start of the pandemic there have been a total of 112,862 cases of COVID-19 in the city, an increase of 883 new cases today. There are 330 people hospitalized. To date, there have been 2,796 COVID-19 deaths in Toronto. In total, 102,697 people have recovered. Case status data can be found on the Toronto Public Health’s reporting dashboard:

The City recognizes the important spiritual and emotional role of faith-based celebrations – particularly as Torontonians mark a second year of COVID-19 impacting Passover, Easter and Ramadan gatherings. As the long weekend approaches and many families prepare to celebrate Easter, the City is urging all people to socialize and celebrate in-person with members of their own household only. As variants of concern continue to circulate in Toronto communities, the best way to keep your out-of-household loved ones safe is to celebrate virtually or by phone. Many places of worship are hosting services online and have found innovative ways throughout the past year to connect their communities while staying physically apart. Residents are encouraged to check the website of their place of worship for information on online services and supports.

As Toronto continues the rollout of mass immunization, to reduce and eliminate the transmission of COVID-19, protect the healthcare system and save lives, the City continues to urge all residents to stay home as much as possible to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Please review the City’s Grey Zone Guide for Toronto Residents for recommended and mandatory public health measures under provincial regulations and City bylaws:

SOURCE  City of Toronto

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