Toronto Public Health

Coronavirus: Data system migration affecting Ontario’s COVID-19 case count

Coronavirus: Data system migration affecting Ontario’s COVID-19 case count

TORONTO — Ongoing development of a provincial case-management system led to Ontario’s daily case count being significantly underestimated on Tuesday, the government said. The province reported 745 new cases of the virus — well below the seven-day average of 1,746 — and said that figure did not include daily …

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Toronto Public Health reports record number of overdose deaths in December, calls for more action – Toronto

Toronto Public Health reports record number of overdose deaths in December, calls for more action - Toronto

Toronto Public Health says the city experienced a record number of overdose deaths in December — 34 fatalities — and the agency is calling on all levels of government to help. “This represents the worst loss of lives to the opioid crisis recorded in a single month since TPH …

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Coronavirus: Toronto private school admits it’s closed except for morning, afternoon prayers – Toronto

Coronavirus: Toronto private school admits it’s closed except for morning, afternoon prayers - Toronto

Some residents who live in Toronto’s Ledbury Park neighborhood are concerned that Yeshiva Yesodei Hatorah, a private school that focuses on Jewish education, is not following the rules when it comes to the provincewide school shutdown due to COVID-19. “I hear from a lot of people and we’re all …

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Toronto plans further restrictions on businesses as city braces for COVID-19 surge – Toronto

Toronto plans further restrictions on businesses as city braces for COVID-19 surge - Toronto

Toronto’s chief medical officer of health says the city will announce new restrictions on businesses early next week in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Dr. Eileen De Villa says these steps are meant to create as much distance and safety as possible for employees while keeping …

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Six more Toronto schools to close until the new year: TDSB – Toronto

Six more Toronto schools to close until the new year: TDSB - Toronto

Six Toronto schools will shut down on Monday due to COVID-19. In a tweet, the Toronto District School Board announced Sunday evening the following schools will be closed until the new year: City Adult Learning Centre, Humewood CS, RH McGregor ES, David Lewis PS, Grenoble PS and Oakridge JPS …

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Five more Toronto schools to close until the new year: TDSB – Toronto

Five more Toronto schools to close until the new year: TDSB - Toronto

Five Toronto schools will shut down on Monday due to COVID-19. In a tweet, the Toronto District School Board announced Sunday evening the following schools will be closed until the new year: City Adult Learning Centre, Humewood CS, RH McGregor ES, David Lewis PS and Grenoble PS have been …

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How a Toronto neighbourhood called a coronavirus hotspot is pushing back against COVID-19

How a Toronto neighbourhood called a coronavirus hotspot is pushing back against COVID-19

The Thorncliffe Park community says it’s pushing back against COVID-19 and the “unfair” designation that they’re a coronavirus hotspot, after three schools were forced to temporarily shut down due to an outbreak. “We are worried and anxious,” said Ahmed Hussein with community group The Neighbourhood Organization. “We are worried …

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‘Massive undertaking’: Roadmap of Canada’s coronavirus vaccine roll-out

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If all goes according to plan, Canadians will start getting vaccinated for the novel coronavirus early next year. And one of the people spearheading those efforts is a Canadian from Sherbrooke, Que. — Nicolas Chornet, senior vice-president of international manufacturing at Moderna. Read more: Canada will have vaccine infrastructure …

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Experts tell City of Toronto to change messaging to influence COVID-19 rule-breakers – Toronto

Toronto Public Health’s advertising campaigns have been largely focused around information, which experts say only work for those acting rationally.

After breaking its record for COVID-19 case counts on two consecutive days this week, some are calling on Toronto to change up its messaging in order to reach those who have tuned out of the daily warnings. Both Mayor John Tory and medical officer of health Dr. Eileen de …

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Here’s how Toronto, Peel Region will enforce new ‘red-level’ social gathering rules – Toronto

Here’s how Toronto, Peel Region will enforce new ‘red-level’ social gathering rules - Toronto

Health officials in Toronto and Peel Region said bylaw officers will only enforce social gathering size limits amid the COVID-19 pandemic under Ontario’s new red category restrictions. However, officials said bylaw officers from both regions will not be issuing tickets if groups from different households are caught congregating because …

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