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.
Currently, some neighbourhoods have over 400 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.
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 at the time.
The northwest and northeast regions have the highest amount of positive cases.
These are the top three worst-hit neighbourhoods in Toronto:
- Glenfield-Jane Heights: 469 cases
- Mount Olive-Silverston-Jamestown: 451 cases
- West Humber-Clairville: 444 cases
These are the top three neighbourhoods least hit in Toronto:
- Blake-Jones: 12 cases
- Lambton Baby Point: 14 cases
- Old East York: 18 cases
According to the City, residents are reminded of the importance of adhering to public health advice to wash their hands often, stay within their social circles, practise physical distancing, or wear a face covering or non-medical mask to protect others when in settings where physical distancing cannot be maintained.
To date, Toronto has a total of 14, 280 coronavirus cases, with 12,391 recovered and 1,084 reported deaths.