By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
Officials with Toronto Public Health reported 118 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the city’s total to 457. Dr. Eileen de Villa, Medical Officer of Health said, “These numbers are a significant increase and I expect that we will continue to see similar patterns in the coming days ahead”.
There are 29 cases hospitalized, 15 in ICU. Approximately 25% are attributed to community spread and 18 people have recovered. Toronto has seen four deaths to date.
On March 23, Mayor John Tory declared an Emergency in the city of Toronto. The declaration of a municipal emergency is part of the City’s ongoing efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 and will ensure the municipal government can continue to act and respond quickly to the pandemic and any other events that arise in the weeks ahead.
To date, Canada has reported more than 4,700 cases with Quebec (2021), Ontario (993) and British Columbia (792) provinces reporting the most cases. Only Nunavut has yet to record a case.
55 deaths have been reported.
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