Toronto reports 12 new coronavirus cases on Friday

Aug 7 2020, 1:26 pm

Toronto reported 12 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, as the city continues to report daily numbers below 20.

To date, there are a total of 15,484 cases with 14,063 recovered, and a reported 1,161 deaths.

There are currently 74 people hospitalized.

The city continues to advise residents to adhere to Toronto Public Health’s advice which includes, practicing physical distancing, staying within your social circle of no more than 10 people, washing hands often, and wearing a mask or face covering where mandatory.

And, this weekend residents must maintain distancing at parks or beaches, while remembering that bonfires, littering, barbecues, hibachi grills, and parties involving “excessive alcohol” are not permitted.

“If a litter bin is full, residents are asked to take their garbage with them so it can be disposed of properly,” the statement reads.

On Thursday, the city received 46 complaints related to parks use and physical distancing, with officers cautioning nearly 1,300 people this month about distancing, alcohol, bonfires, and littering bylaws.

It’s also important to note that in food and drink establishments, additional requirements to protect the health and safety of customers are now in effect.

This includes ensuring that all customers remain seated except when entering or exiting, using the washroom, or paying the bill.

Customers can also expect to be asked for basic personal information, as these establishments are now required to keep customer logs that include names and contact information for each party.

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