More than 3,000 City of Toronto residents have now died from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.
“The lives lost to this global pandemic here in our city are completely devastating,” Mayor John Tory said in a release.
“The tragic loss of people who were loved ones, relatives, co-workers, neighbours, and friends redoubles all of our efforts to bring an end to this pandemic.”
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To prevent further loss of life and put an end to the third wave, the City urged residents to follow public health measures, adhere to the Stay-at-Home order, and get vaccinated as soon as they’re able to.
Toronto reported 1,141 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the city’s cumulative case count to 141,625.
A total of 1,124 people are currently hospitalized with the virus in Toronto, including 228 in the ICU. An additional 153 people are intubated in the ICU.
“This is a sad milestone for our City. I encourage you to remember that 3,000 Torontonians lost is not a simple statistic,” said Dr. Eileen de Villa, the Medical Officer of Health.
“This number represents loved ones who are gone forever, communities across our city and country who are in mourning, and 3,000 families grieving an irreparable hurt.”