Toronto reports over 950 new COVID-19 cases from last two days

Dec 29 2020, 1:42 pm

The City of Toronto reported 957 new COVID-19 cases from the last two days on Tuesday afternoon, bringing the total of 59,030.

Toronto Public Health did not report cases on Monday due to the public holiday.

On Tuesday, the public health unit reported that 58 more people are in hospital; there are also 10 more deaths, and 554 more people have recovered.

Toronto Health Officer Dr. Eileen de Villa said that “today’s summary of COVID-19 cases in Toronto is a new record high. This is why it’s so important for people to stay home & apart as much as possible at this time.” 

According to the city’s COVID-19 Monitoring Dashboard, the virus spread and containment, as well as laboratory testing, are in the “red” category — meaning indicators are “trending away from goals.”

The seven-day moving average for daily cases is 596, with new hospitalizations being over 13 and outbreaks in institutions being 60.

Only 19% of tests are coming back to patients within 24 hours, and 61% are coming back within 48 hours.

Toronto Public Health

Of the total 59,030 cases, 56,813 have recovered with 1,918 reported deaths.

Ontario entered a province-wide lockdown on December 26 with southern parts of the province in the new lockdown for at least 28 days.