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Covid-19 in Toronto

Population of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA, 2019): 6,139,000

Population of amalgamated Toronto, 2020: 2,954,024

City of Toronto Public Health website covid page

Toronto morbidity and mortality comparisons, first wave vs. second wave


May 21, 2021: last detailed daily report. See Ontario for the most recent numbers

. As of 8.30 a.m. today, 159,249 confirmed positive COVID-19 tests in Toronto have been reported to Toronto Public Health (cumulative from January 2020). Yesterday: 158,298. That's 951 new confirmed test results. TPH say that that means 445 new confirmed cases since May 19.

Number of people currently hospitalized: 979 The previous report was 1018. TPH says this is an increase [sic] of 29. (Of the people in hospital, 250 are listed in ICU. Previous: 263. Intubated: 152. Previous: 160.)

Some months ago I asked about the puzzling math in this section, and the city's COVID RESPONSE TEAM wrote back:

The numbers reflect new hospitalizations day-to-day and the current numbers of people hospitalized. The difference between the numbers means that those persons [from the previous day] are no longer occupying a hospital bed.

So perhaps it means that some patients were discharged and some died and some others were admitted. But only the new admissions are specified.

Number of deaths to date: 3307 -- increase listed as 11. May 19: 3285.


Costs

Immunization, start-up program, Dec.16,2020:

To Bayshore HealthCare for the Provision of Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) to Administer and Set-up Clinics for the City of Toronto Public Health Immunization Programs: total potential contract award is $21,505,956 including all applicable taxes and charges (until 2025).

PPE supplies, Sept.30, 2020:

contract approved for For the supply and delivery of one or more COVID 19 related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Hand Sanitizers, and other related supplies for the City of Toronto's Purchasing and Materials Management (Stores) Division from the date of Award for the period of one (1) year, with the option to renew the Contract for two (2) additional separate six (6) months periods. $35,328,822 net of HST recoveries.

COVID-19-costs-related budget cuts, July 30 2020:

City Council voted to adopt the reportís recommendations, including $513.7 million in mitigation strategies through anticipated cost savings from workforce restraints, spending constraints, and cost avoidance. An additional $34.1 million in added offsets is also available from budget variance.

To date, workforce restraints have produced $48 million in savings and are expected to total $152 million by year-end. Initiatives implemented so far include redeployment of staff to critical and essential service areas, implementing Emergency Leave for staff unable to provide service or work remotely, seasonal and part-time staff layoffs, a hiring slowdown, and mandating vacation use.


Current covid-related rules/by-laws


Covid map of Toronto neighbourhoods plus detail snapshot of Dufferin Grove neighbourhood

Population of Toronto neighbourhoods


 
Archive of March 2020 daily summaries by Toronto Public Health
Archive of April 2020 daily summaries by Toronto Public Health
Archive of May 2020 daily summaries by Toronto Public Health
Archive of June 2020 daily summaries by Toronto Public Health
Archive of July 2020 daily summaries by Toronto Public Health
Archive of August 2020 daily summaries by Toronto Public Health
Archive of September 2020 daily summaries by Toronto Public Health
Archive of October 2020 daily summaries by Toronto Public Health
Archive of November 2020 daily summaries by Toronto Public Health
Archive of December 2020 daily summaries by Toronto Public Health
Archive of January 2021 daily summaries by Toronto Public Health
Archive of February 2021 daily summaries by Toronto Public Health
Archive of March 2021 daily summaries by Toronto Public Health
Archive of April 2021 daily summaries by Toronto Public Health
Archive of May 2021 daily summaries by Toronto Public Health
 


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