About five percent of those hospitalized remain in care, and one in five of this group is in intensive care.
However, approximately 75% of all those who have had a confirmed case of COVID-19 have recovered.
Here is an overview of the most recent data from the city:
- There have been 8,603 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Toronto.
- At least 683 people have died – more than a quarter of all deaths in Ontario.
- There are outbreaks – defined as more than one case – in 137 establishments (some of these outbreaks may have been resolved, the city notes).
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Almost half (49.6%) of all confirmed cases are due to close contact with someone infected with the virus.
Another 23.7 percent comes from the spread in the community – a number of officials will closely monitor the weather as it improves and more Torontonians will venture into the parks and reopen stores.
About 12% of all confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the city are health professionals, while 8% of cases were considered travel related and 6% of those who fell ill did so in a establishment.
City officials are expected to hold a press conference to provide an update at 3:45 p.m. ET. You can watch it live in this story.
In the meantime, the province will release its latest COVID-19 statistics around 10:30 am, while the government may announce news of the school year today. You can find these details here.