Toronto neighbourhoods with the most and least COVID-19 cases

Nov 24 2020, 8:25 pm

Some Toronto neighbourhoods have reported over 1,000 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, while others have reported under 30.

In May, Toronto Public Health released an interactive map that shows how many coronavirus cases are reported across neighbourhoods.

It’s important to note that areas with lower 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 in May.

The top three neighbourhoods with the highest total case count:

  1. Mount Olive-Silverstone-Jamestown: 1,051 cases
  2. Downsview-Roding: 832 cases
  3. Glenfield-Jane Heights: 759 cases

The top three neighbourhoods with the lowest total case count:

  1. Playter Estates-Danforth: 27 cases
  2. Bridle Path-Sunnybrook-York Mills: 38 cases
  3. Runnymede Bloor West Village: 39 cases

The seven-day moving average in Toronto has now increased to 418, with active daily outbreaks in institutions averaging 50 a day.

To help curb the resurgence of the virus, Toronto went under another lockdown for at least 28 days as of Monday. “Lockdown” is the highest level in the government’s COVID-19 response framework and brings new public health measures to the regions.

Some of the new restrictions include reducing retail stores to only offer curbside pick-up or delivery; restaurants can only be open for pick-up, drive-through, and delivery. No indoor gatherings will be allowed except with members of the same household, and outdoor gatherings are limited to 10 people.

Grocery stores, liquor stores, and pharmacies remain open with limited capacity.

To date, Toronto has a total of 38,656 cases with 1,546 reported deaths.

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