Toronto reaches its target goals for coronavirus spread and containment

Aug 10 2020, 1:06 pm

The Toronto Public Health’s COVID-19 Monitoring Dashboard has officially reached an overall status of “green” for the first time during the pandemic.

This means that the city is reaching its goal for virus spread and containment, laboratory testing, health system capacity, and public health system capacity.

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On Monday, Mayor John Tory said that while this is good news for the city, “COVID-19 is still active and remain vigilant, and follow advice from our Chief Medical Officer of Health.”

Tory added that Toronto has 18 more coronavirus cases reported on August 10.

The current seven day moving average of new cases in the city is 21.

And when it comes to testing, 62% of results are given back to people after 24 hours, with 90% of people getting their results in 48 hours.

Toronto Public Health

There is also a 62% ICU bed occupancy rate and 83% for acute bed occupancy rate.

Tory also announced that as more workplaces and public spaces, like playgrounds, continue to reopen in the city Toronto Public Health will continue to monitor the situation closely.

The city entered Stage 3 of reopening on July 31, which allows for gathering limits to increase to a maximum of 50 people indoors and a maximum of 100 people outdoors, with physical distancing in place.

To date, there are a total of 15,532 cases, with 14,108 recovered and 1,163 reported deaths.

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