Coronavirus: Latest Developments in the Greater Toronto Area April 26

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Here is a summary of the latest developments on the new coronavirus pandemic in the Greater Toronto Area for Sunday:

Ontario Reports 437 New Cases and 24 Deaths

Ontario reported 437 new cases of new coronavirus on Sunday morning, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 14,432.

This is the smallest increase in cases since April 13.

Twenty-four new deaths have been reported, bringing the total number of deaths attributed to the virus in the province to 835.

Eight thousand cases are considered resolved, which represents more than 55% of all confirmed cases.

Almost 60% of all cases are in the Greater Toronto Area.


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Over 500 tickets for physical distance given in Toronto

City of Toronto officials say there have been a total of 505 physical distance tickets distributed in the city since April 3.

In a press release on Saturday evening, officials said that, on Friday alone, they had received 354 complaints about people using outdoor equipment or not practicing physical distance in the parks and issued 18 tickets.

Since March 24, municipal by-law officers and Toronto Public Health have also issued 71 tickets and 149 notices to non-essential businesses.

As of Saturday afternoon, there were 4,628 cases of COVID-19 in the city, with 4,176 confirmed and 452 probable.

Schools will remain closed until May 31 at least

Publicly funded schools in Ontario will remain closed until May 31 during a pandemic.

Education Minister Stephen Lecce made the announcement on Sunday, saying the decision was made on the basis of medical advice.

He said the closure would be extended if necessary and added that he did not currently see the need to extend the school year until the summer.


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More deaths reported in downtown Toronto long-term care home

Other deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported at Mon Sheong Home for the Aged in downtown Toronto.

Twenty-six residents died from the virus, the home said on Saturday evening in a statement.

Fifty residents and 16 staff members tested positive for COVID-19.

A press release from the house said they are currently facing staff shortages and have received help from Mt. Sinai health team.

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