Toronto neighbourhoods with the most and least COVID-19 cases

Mar 2 2021, 10:19 am

Some Toronto neighbourhoods have reported over 2,700 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, while others have reported over 100.

In May 2020, Toronto Public Health released an interactive map showing how many COVID-19 cases are reported across neighbourhoods.

It’s important to note that areas with lower rates of 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 when releasing the geographic data.

The top three neighbourhoods with the highest total case count:

  1. Woburn: 2,737 cases
  2. Mount Olive-Silverstone-Jamestown: 2,697 cases
  3. Downsview-Roding-CFB: 2,580 cases

The top three neighbourhoods with the lowest total case count:

  1. Runnymede-Bloor West Village: 99 cases
  2. Bridle Path-Sunnybrook-York Mills: 115 cases
  3. Woodbine Lumsden: 124 cases

Toronto’s COVID-19 cases have been declining, with the seven-day moving average now at 334; it was almost 600 last month. The seven-day average for hospitalizations is 16.3, and the active daily outbreaks in institutions is at 35, a drastic decrease from 87 reported in early February.

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Test result turnarounds have improved, with 88% of COVID-19 tests returned within 24 hours; the ideal is 60%. And 96% returned in 48 hours; the ideal is 80%.

In Toronto, the total case count is now 97,656, with 2,659 reported deaths. There are also 121 confirmed variants of concern cases.

Toronto has been in a lockdown since November 23 and will be under the province’s Stay at Home order for at least another week before it is reviewed by the government.

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