On Tuesday, Toronto reported the “smallest number” of new COVID-19 cases it’s seen for some time, according to the city’s top doctor.
Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Eileen de Villa, said on Wednesday that over the course of the last two days there were 59 new COVID-19 infections reported, with an increase of 14 cases Tuesday, which was the “smallest number of new cases in quite some time.”
“We continue to move in the right direction,” de Villa said.
To date, there is a total of 14,956 cases, with 13,259 recovered and 1,129 reported deaths.
De Villa said there have been 111 recoveries since Monday.
She also noted that based on Toronto Public Health’s data, severely ill patients are generally male, over age of 60, with preexisting medical conditions for cardiovascular health and diabetes.
“This finding is consistent with what is reported in Ontario and what is found more broadly.”
Toronto’s top doctor also noted that the increase in cases in other jurisdictions have been traced to settings like bars, where people are less careful about following public health measures.
“If we want to keep our cases down in our city, we need to be careful and learn from these experiences. We must continue to follow public health and distancing measures,” she said.
De Villa mentioned that the COVID-19 Monitoring Dashboard overall is yellow, as two of the four categories are yellow while the other two are green.
“Hospitalizations and outbreaks continue to move in the right direction. It is a slow decline, so we need to be vigilant in our measures to make sure we see lower COVID-19 activity in our city,” she said.
A COVID-19 testing pop-up will be at the Christian Centre Church 4545 Jane Street from 10 am to 2 pm on July 18.