The City of Toronto releases updated geographic information on COVID-19 cases in the city throughout the pandemic to help people better understand virus spread and prevention.
As of September 14, some neighbourhoods have over 500 cumulative cases while others have less than 20.
On May 28, the city released an interactive map that reflects where individuals live, but not necessarily where they were initially exposed to the virus.
The map shows cases by neighbourhoods since January 21, 2020.
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It’s important to note that areas with lower rates of coronavirus cases are not safer and do not pose less of a 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 in May.
The northwest and northeast regions have the highest amount of positive cases.
The worst-hit neighbourhoods in Toronto include:
- Mount Olive-Silverstone-Jamestown: 543 cases
- West Humber-Clairville: 533 cases
- Downsview Roding-CFB: 504 cases
These are the neighbourhoods least hit in Toronto:
- Yonge-Eglinton: 16 cases
- Danforth: 18 cases
- Lambton Baby Point: 21 cases
The seven-day rolling average of new coronavirus infections in the city has increased to 70.
Numbers in Toronto have surged recently with 264 new cases confirmed over the weekend and 71 on Tuesday.
On Monday, Toronto’s medical officer of health, Dr. Eileen de Villa, said that “we’re continuing to see a steady and worrisome increase of new COVID-19 infections.”
She noted that “we should expect our case count to go higher.”
To date, there are a total of 16,873 cases, with 14,999 resolved and 1,177 reported deaths.