Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Toronto has released updated geographic information on virus cases in the city.
The data is intended to help people in the most affected neighbourhoods better understand the spread of COVID-19 and how to prevent it.
As of October 25, some neighbourhoods had almost 800 cumulative cases while others had 30.
The city released the interactive map, which reflects where individuals live but not necessarily where they were initially exposed to the virus, on May 28. It shows cases by neighbourhood since January 21, 2020.
The risk of contracting COVID-19 is not diminished in areas with lower rates of the virus.
“It is possible to become infected with COVID-19 anywhere,” the city said. “That is why it is important to practice hand hygiene, wear masks, keep a distance of six feet, and avoid large gatherings.”
The northwest region of the city has the highest amount of positive cases, followed by the northeast. The waterfront community has seen a rise in infections as well.
Neighbourhoods with the highest number of cases currently in Toronto are:
- Mount Olive-Silverstone-Jamestown: 791 cases
- Glenfield-Jane Heights: 748 cases
- West Humber-Clairville: 743 cases
Neighbourhoods with the least cases in Toronto are:
- Black-Jones: 30 cases
- Bridle Path-Sunnybrook-York Mills: 34 cases
- Lawrence Park North: 39
Toronto’s seven-day moving average of COVID-19 cases is 383, and virus indicators are trending away from the city’s spread and containment goals.
Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott and Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Eileen de Villa, have both said that the surge in cases are due to Thanksgiving gatherings.