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June 18, 2020 – City of Toronto records 1,000 deaths due to COVID-19

The City of Toronto today announced the 1,000th death due to COVID-19 and sends its deepest sympathies to the family and friends for their loss. This tragic milestone is a reminder that we must all continue our efforts to fight COVID-19 and protect people in our community.

There are 13,661 cases of COVID-19 in the city, an increase of 73 cases since yesterday. There are 276 people hospitalized, with 72 in ICU. In total, 11,501 people have recovered from COVID-19, an increase of 104 cases since yesterday. Case status data can be found on the City’s reporting platform.

Residents are reminded of the importance of adhering to Toronto Public Health’s advice to wash their hands often, stay within their social circle of no more than 10 people, practise physical distancing, or wear a face covering or non-medical mask to protect others when in settings where physical distancing cannot be maintained.

Provincial Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act orders and the City bylaw on physical distancing remain in effect. The City’s coordinated COVID-19 Enforcement Team remains focused on providing education about the physical distancing bylaw and provincial orders. Yesterday, the City received 78 complaints involving people using outdoor amenities or not practising physical distancing in parks or squares. Bylaw officers issued three tickets in parks or squares. This month, bylaw and police officers have spoken to more than 5,300 people in City parks about the closures and public health measures.

The City’s website is updated daily with the latest health advice and information about City services, social supports and economic recovery measures. Check toronto.ca/covid-19 for answers to common questions before contacting the Toronto Public Health COVID-19 Hotline or 311.