Some Toronto neighbourhoods have reported over 2,200 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, while others have reported over 70.
In May, Toronto Public Health released an interactive map showing how many COVID-19 cases are reported across neighbourhoods.
It’s important to note that areas with lower rates of coronavirus cases are not safer and do not pose less risk of infection.
“By knowing where those impacted by COVID-19 live, and by assessing other important risk factors, Toronto Public Health is better able to inform preventive actions, identify where proactive testing can be helpful, and take action to reduce virus spread,” the City said when releasing the geographic data.
The top three neighbourhoods with the highest total case count:
- Mount Olive-Silverstone-Jamestown: 2,290 cases
- Woburn: 2,177 cases
- Downsview-Roding-CFB: 2,000 cases
The top three neighbourhoods with the lowest total case count:
- Runnymede-Bloor West Village: 76 cases
- Playter Estates-Danforth: 82 cases
- Kingsway South: 87 cases
Toronto’s COVID-19 cases have been declining recently, with the seven-day moving average now at 592; it was over 700 last month. However, the seven-day average for hospitalizations is 24.9, and the active daily outbreaks in institutions at 87 has increased since early January.
Test result turnarounds have improved, with 67% of COVID-19 tests returned within 24 hours; the ideal is 60%. And 85% returned in 48 hours; the ideal is 80%.
In Toronto, the total case count is now 87,969, with 2,430 reported deaths.
Toronto has been in a lockdown since November 23 and under the provinces Stay at Home orders since January 14.