coronavirus deaths

Toronto confirms 3 more deaths linked to COVID-19

Toronto's Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Eileen de Villa, confirmed today that there have been three new deaths linked to COVID-19 in the city, bringing the death toll to four.

Speaking at a press conference alongside General Manager of the Office of Emergency Management, Matthew Pegg, Dr. de Villa also said there are now a total of 319 confirmed cases of the virus in the city — up 39 from yesterday. 

She said 22 of these people are currently hospitalized, and a total of five patients have recovered from their illness.

The three new deaths include an elderly man with preexisting health conditions who was tested at North York General Hospital, as well as two residents of Seven Oaks long-term care home. 

"I offer my sincerest condolences to the family and friends of these individuals on their loss," she said. 

In the same press conference, the city also announced that all park amenities and playgrounds will be closing in order to further encourage social distancing. 

"This virus is spreading in our city and this is why I continue to urge everyone to please stay home," Dr. de Villa said. "When you don’t stay home, you are putting our most vulnerable residents at risk."

Lead photo by

leo2014


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

Air Canada loses pet cat during Toronto layover

Toronto ranks as the worst city in Canada for bed bugs in 2020

Toronto Instagram account is helping people find free curbside stuff

Environment Canada issues winter weather advisory over Toronto snow storm

Mysterious carbon monoxide poisoning incident kills at Bridle Path mansion in Toronto

Schools in Toronto will offer a course on anti-Black racism starting this year

Canada's richest people have increased their wealth by $63.5 billion since the pandemic hit

Doug Ford wants to close down the Canadian border to all non-residents