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Tracking all cases of coronavirus across the GTA

An up-to-date timeline of the COVID-19 outbreak in Toronto

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to spread across the country, public health officials are trying diligently to record all known cases in Toronto and across the province.

As of Wednesday, May 6, there are 18,722 cases of COVID-19 being investigated across the province. According to Ontario’s Ministry of Health, the number of cases represents a 2.3 per cent increase from the day before. Of those known cases, 13,222 have been resolved, 6,790 are currently under investigation, 1,032 are being hospitalized, 219 are being treated in intensive care units (ICU) and 174 patients are on ventilators. Ontario has approved 365,675 people for testing, with 1,429 deaths reported thus far.

Toronto has reported 6,665 cases of COVID-19 across the city. Health officials have confirmed 391 of those patients are being hospitalized, with 99 of them in the ICU and 79 on ventilators. The city’s death toll has climbed to 504.

Tuesday, May 5

As of Tuesday, May 5, there were 18,310 cases of COVID-19 in Ontario. Of those cases, 5,809 were confirmed and 639 were probable. The numbers reflected a 2.2 per cent increase from the day before. The death toll had risen to 1,361 as 61 more deaths were reported.

Monday, May 4

As of Monday, May 4, there were 17,923 cases of COVID-19 in Ontario, with 370 new cases reported. Of those cases, 5,809 were confirmed and 639 were probable. The numbers reflected a 2.2 per cent increase from the day before. The death toll had risen to 1,300 as 84 more deaths were reported.

Toronto accounted for 6,448 cases of COVID-19. There were 394 cases hospitalized, with 105 in the ICU. To date, 469 people in Toronto have died from COVID-19.

Sunday, May 3

As of Sunday, May 3, there were 17,553 cases of COVID-19 in Ontario, with 434 new cases reported. Of those cases 1,010 were being hospitalized, 232 were in the ICU and 174 were on ventilators. The death toll had increased by 40, bringing the total number of fatalities up to 1,216 across the province.

Toronto reported 6,278 cases of COVID-19, with 5,641 confirmed cases and 637 probable cases. There were 387 cases hospitalized and 105 in the ICU. To date, 449 people in Toronto have died from COVID-19.

Saturday, May 2

As of Saturday May 2, there were 17,119 cases of COVID-19 in Ontario. The province reported 55 new deaths, bringing the death toll up to 1,176. Roughly 11,300 cases are considered resolved. Additionally, 16,300 310,359 people have been tested to date, and 13,000 cases were under investigation.

Toronto reported 5,967 cases of COVID-19,with 5,366 confirmed cases and 601 probable cases. There were 375 cases hospitalized, with 112 in intensive care units. To date, 398 people in Toronto have died from COVID-19.

Friday, May 1

As of Friday, May 1, there were 16,608 cases of COVID-19 in Ontario, with 421 new cases reported that day. The province had completed 294,054 tests so far for the virus and the death toll has risen to 1,121, with 39 new deaths were reported.

Toronto reported 5,796 cases of COVID-19. Of those cases, 5,230 were confirmed and 566 were probable. There were 350 cases hospitalized, with 112 in intensive care units. The city reported 394 deaths from COVID-19 to date.

 

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Tuesday, April 28

As of Tuesday, April 28, there were 15,381 cases of COVID-19 being investigated across the province. According to Ontario’s Ministry of Health, the number of cases represented a 3.5 per cent increase from the day before. Of those known cases, 8,964 had been resolved, 6,282 were under investigation, 957 were being hospitalized, 239 were being treated in the ICU and 187 patients were on ventilators. Ontario had approved 253,040 people for testing, with 951 deaths reported thus far.

Toronto had reported 5,128 cases of COVID-19 across the city. Health officials had confirmed 319 of those patients were being hospitalized, with 109 of them in the ICU and 82 on ventilators. The city’s death toll had climbed to 305.

Monday, April 20

As of Monday, April 20, there were 11,184 cases of COVID-19 in Ontario. The province reported 606 new cases and 31 additional deaths, bringing the total number of fatalities to 584 across Ontario.

Toronto reported 3,682 cases of COVID-19. Of those cases, 3,343 were confirmed and 339 were probable. There were 262 cases being hospitalized, with 99 in the ICU. To date, 181 people had died of COVID-19 in Toronto.

Friday, April 17

Ontario reported 9,525 cases of COVID-19 across the province. The number of cases represented a 6.3 per cent increase from the day before. Of those known cases, 4,556 were resolved, 5,993 were under investigation, 829 were being hospitalized, 245 were being treated in the ICU and 200 patients were on ventilators. Ontario had approved 136,992 people for testing and 478 deaths had been reported thus far.

Toronto reported 3,145 cases of COVID-19.. Health officials confirmed 244 of those patients were being hospitalized, with 97 of them in the ICU and 79 on ventilators. The city’s death toll climbed to 154.

Thursday, April 16

Ontario reported 514 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total to 8,961 cases. The provincial death toll had risen to 423 with 38 new deaths. There were 2,881 cases of COVID-19 in Toronto as of Thursday afternoon. Of those cases, 230 were hospitalized and 88 were in ICU beds. To date, 147 Toronto residents have died from COVID-19.

Wednesday, April 15

The province confirmed 8,447 cases of COVID-19 — 494 more than the previous day. Premier Doug Ford announced an action plan aimed at containing outbreaks of coronavirus in long-term care homes across the province. The announcement came after 114 outbreaks were confirmed, representing 14 per cent of all long-term care facilities in Ontario. Toronto released active data on outbreaks in long-term care and retirement homes across the city.

 

This map by COVID Near You tracks self-reported cases of coronavirus and testing across Canada:

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Tuesday, April 14

Ontario announced 7,953 cases of COVID-19, with 483 new cases. Toronto Public Health (TPH) officials said the GTA accounted for 2,543 cases, with 223 of them in hospital and 90 in intensive care. In total, 115 Toronto residents have died from the novel coronavirus.

Monday, April 13

Toronto’s medical officer of health, Dr. Eileen de Villa, said there were 2,298 cases of COVID-19 in the city. Of the confirmed and probable cases, 210 were hospitalized and 80 were in ICU beds. To date, 92 Toronto residents have died from the coronavirus.

Sunday, April 12

TPH reported that there was a total of 2,225 cases of COVID-19 in the city, 1,956 of which are confirmed and 269 probable. There were 208 people in hospital with the virus, and 85 in intensive care.

Tuesday, April 7

The province was investigating 4,726 cases of COVID-19 by Tuesday, representing an 8.7 per cent increase from the day before. Of those known cases, 1,802 had been resolved, 691 were under investigation, 614 were being hospitalized, 233 were in ICU and 187 patients were on ventilators. Ontario approved 81,364 people for testing and there had been 153 deaths reported.

Toronto saw an increase of 148 new cases of coronavirus across the city since Monday, bringing the total number of known cases up to 1,449. Health officials confirmed 1,218 cases, and stated 142 of those patients were being hospitalized, with 63 of them in the ICU. The city’s death toll had climbed to 42 after TPH announced 10 new deaths since the day before.

Monday, April 6

TPH reported 1,301 cases of COVID-19 in the city. Of those cases, 1,078 were confirmed, 223 were probable, 145 were in hospital, 60 cases were in the ICU, 12 were doctors, 13 nurses and six others were healthcare workers. Toronto reported a total of 32 deaths and 77 recoveries.

Sunday, April 5

Toronto health officials announced 1,232 cases of COVID-19 in Toronto. Of those cases, 1,026 were confirmed, 206 were probable, 69 cases had recovered, 140 were in hospital with 58 in the ICU. Community spread was responsible for 25 per cent of cases in the city.

Saturday, April 4

The total number of cases in Toronto had risen to 1,026, an increase of 101 cases from the day before. Of those cases, 823 were confirmed, 203 were probable, 66 had recovered, 125 were in hospital with 53 in the ICU. In Toronto, there have been 25 deaths to date. TPH reported community spread was responsible for 27 per cent of COVID-19 cases in the city.

 

This Google map created by Toronto Storeys tracks some of the earlier cases of coronavirus under investigation across Toronto:

 

Friday, April 3

The province announced 3,255 infections of COVID-19 and 67 deaths to date. Ontario revealed stark COVID-19 modelling projections that predict 80,000 new cases in the province and a death toll of 1,600 by April 30. As a result, Premier Doug Ford ordered further closures of “non-essential” businesses.

Thursday, April 2

Toronto’s total number of coronavirus cases had climbed to 897, with 727 confirmed, 170 listed as probable, 86 in hospital, 39 in intensive care, 12 physicians and 13 nurses. The death toll had risen to 11 deaths and 50 patients had recovered from COVID-19. Ontario published an open dataset revealing the gender, age, and location of every confirmed case of COVID-19 in the province. Mayor John Tory signed a new social distancing bylaw demanding people keep a minimum of two metres between them in public parks.

Wednesday, April 1

According to Dr. Eileen de Villa, medical officer of health for the City of Toronto, there was a 500 per cent increase of COVID-19 cases in the past two weeks. As a result, Toronto introduced stricter social distancing measures.

Tuesday, Mar. 31

Toronto recorded 763 cases of COVID-19, with 628 confirmed, 66 in hospital, 33 in ICU and eight deaths. Toronto police were granted new powers that require individuals to identify themselves when violating COVID-19 orders. According to the Toronto Police Service (TPS), at least five TPS members tested positive for COVID-19: one from police headquarters, three from 14 Division, and one from 23 Division. Toronto cancelled all public events until June 30 and Ontario public school closures were extended until May.

Monday, Mar. 30

Mayor John Tory initiated a ticketing blitz that targets individuals using public playgrounds and amenities that have been shut down to help curb the spread of COVID-19.

 

 

Sunday, Mar. 29

TPH reported 540 cases of COVID-19 in Toronto. Among the cases, 39 were in hospital and 18 were in the ICU. There have been four deaths, and 24 recoveries reported across the city to date.

Saturday, Mar. 28

As of 1 p.m. on Saturday, there were 512 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Toronto. Of the cases, 24 had recovered, 36 were in hospital, and 17 were in the ICU.

Thursday, Mar. 26

Premier Doug Ford called out Toronto’s glam grocer Pusateri’s for price gouging and vowed to penalize other grocery stores doing the same.

Tuesday, Mar. 24

The novel coronavirus pandemic reached an unsettling new milestone in Ontario. The province announced 85 new cases — which represented the largest daily jump to date.

Monday, Mar. 23

Premier Doug Ford ordered all non-essential businesses to shut down to help curb the spread of COVID-19. Only essential businesses were allowed to remain open across Ontario. Toronto declared a state of emergency. 

Wednesday, Mar. 18

As of Wednesday, there were 183 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ontario, with 104 confirmed cases in Toronto. The province had 1,567 under investigation and another 9,415 that had been found negative.

Tuesday, Mar. 17

Ontario’s health minister confirmed that a 77-year-old man in the Muskoka region had died. Officials were unsure the cause of death as the virus was discovered after the man had passed. Ontario declared a state of emergency.

Monday, Mar. 16

As of Monday, there were 96 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Toronto (up from 41 on Friday). Ontario’s Ministry of Health confirmed 172 cases of coronavirus in the province and was investigating 1,537 people (8,464 had been found negative). Mayor John Tory launched an economic task force, Canada barred non-citizens and symptomatic travellers and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a billion-dollar response fund. Toronto restaurants started to close. 

 

 

Friday, Mar. 13

As of Friday afternoon, there were 41 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Toronto (up from 29 yesterday). The Prime Minister’s wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau tested positive for COVID-19, public and private schools closed, and major attractions also shut down.

Thursday, Mar. 12

Ontario’s Ministry of Health was investigating 536 people for potential exposure to novel coronavirus — an increase of more than 421 people from one week prior. To date, there had been 54 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ontario, most found in the Greater Toronto Area (29 cases). Toronto’s Sunnybrook hospital celebrated a major breakthrough, after successfully isolating the agent responsible for the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19.

Wednesday, Mar. 11

The NBA season was suspended after Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert’s preliminary test comes back positive for COVID-19. The St. Patrick’s Day parade and Juno Awards were cancelled. The NHL season was also postponed.

Tuesday, Mar. 10

Ontario reported 36 cases of the novel coronavirus. The spread of COVID-19 began to become more of a community concern in Toronto. Potential exposure was announced at a Rosedale school and midtown councillor Josh Matlow self-isolated after contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case.

Canada’s outbreak can be traced as far back as Jan. 25 when the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Toronto. The second confirmed case of coronavirus — the patient’s wife — was announced shortly after on Jan. 27. The couple had returned to Toronto from Wuhan, China and were treated at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

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