Coronavirus: Latest Developments in the Greater Toronto Area May 23

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

Ontario Reports 412 Cases And 27 Deaths

Ontario reported 412 new cases of new coronavirus on Saturday morning, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 25,040.

Twenty-seven new deaths were also announced, bringing the total number of deaths attributed to the virus in the province to 2,048.

More than 19,100 cases are considered resolved, which represents 76.5% of all confirmed cases.

Just over 11,000 additional tests were performed – again below the province’s testing capacity of 21,000 per day.


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Case status in Toronto

There are 9,835 cases of COVID-19 in the city, an increase of 220 cases since Friday.

A total of 7,202 cases are considered resolved.

There are 391 people hospitalized for the virus, including 94 in intensive care.

There have been a total of 750 COVID-19-related deaths in the city.

Roads closed in Toronto for ActiveTO

The City of Toronto has closed certain roads to traffic for the second consecutive weekend as part of the city’s ActiveTO program, which aims to promote physical distance by giving pedestrians and cyclists room to move around. city.


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As of 6:00 am Saturday, parts of Lake Shore Boulevard East, Lake Shore Boulevard West and Bayview Avenue were closed to traffic.


Mayor John Tory Encourages Toronto Zoo Driving Service Visits

Toronto Mayor John Tory attended the official opening of the Toronto Zoo’s Scenic Safari – driving service at the zoo.

Tory encouraged people to visit the attraction to “keep the zoo going and everything it stands for.”

This is currently the only way to visit the facility during a pandemic.

Visitors must obtain tickets online. On Saturday afternoon, the zoo’s website announced that tickets are sold out, but more openings will be posted soon.


181 police issued when police target street runners, Peel police say

Peel Regional Police said they were in full force on Friday evening and that they issued 181 tickets while working alongside by-laws officers from Mississauga and Brampton while they were working on law enforcement on road safety.

“Gathering as a group is not acceptable,” Peel police said on Twitter. “Getting together to go out on a race is not safe for anyone. “

Authorities said they issued 112 tickets, 67 traffic tickets and two criminal charges.

Various police services across the province said they noticed an increase in speeding in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, as people stay at home and the roads have lower traffic volumes.

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