The City of Toronto releases updated geographic information on COVID-19 cases in the city throughout the pandemic, to better understand virus spread and prevention.
As of August 13, 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 this virus.
The map shows cases by neighbourhoods since January 21, 2020.
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.
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“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 at the time.
The northwest and northeast regions have the highest amount of positive cases.
These are the worst-hit neighbourhoods in Toronto include:
- Glenfield-Jane Heights: 512 cases
- West Humber-Clairville: 503 cases
- Downsview-Roding-CFB: 462 cases
These are the neighbourhoods least hit in Toronto are:
- Danforth: 14 cases
- Yonge-Eglinton: 16 cases
- Runnymede Bloor West Village: 20 cases
Over the past weeks, Toronto’s overall seven day moving average of new cases has been 21. And over the past two days, the city reported 8 new cases per day.
Earlier this week, Toronto Public Health’s COVID-19 Monitoring Dashboard 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.
To date in Toronto, there are 15,548 with 14,117 recovered and 1,163 reported deaths.