Roots, Sobey’s among workplaces with active COVID-19 outbreaks in Toronto – fr

Roots, Sobey’s among workplaces with active COVID-19 outbreaks in Toronto – fr

Toronto Public Health has updated its list of workplaces facing COVID-19 outbreaks in the city to include several large employers.

Roots Leather Factory, a Sobey’s and Serano Bakery are among 18 workplaces that were added to the list on May 13.

Workplaces have reported outbreaks of six, nine and 16 cases, respectively, according to the Toronto COVID-19 Monitoring Dashboard.

Among the new reports, 15 cases have been linked to Oakdale Kitchen, three cases are linked to Crosslinx and three cases have been confirmed at Bombardier Aerospace.

Nike Canada Corp has reported six cases, but the outbreak has since been declared over.

There are currently 75 active workplace outbreaks across the city.

Outbreaks previously reported to Canada Goose, Loblaws, Mondelez Canada Inc., a Public Health Ontario laboratory and Purolator have been declared over.

Additionally, one outbreak at Canada Post has been declared over, although two are still active and represent 24 cases combined.

An outbreak in Deciem has spread to 30 people and 18 cases are now linked to Maple Leaf Foods. Forty-three cases have been reported at the Ontario food terminal.

An outbreak in Molson Coors has grown to nine cases. A metro location has also reported 22 cases so far.

The largest active outbreak in the city is in an Amazon fulfillment center. Sixty-three people have tested positive for the virus at the facility since March 25.

Toronto Public Health declares a COVID-19 outbreak in a workplace when there have been at least two laboratory-confirmed cases of the virus with an epidemiologic link within a 14-day period.

The link could be that those infected work in the same area during the same shift, or that no confirmed source of infection outside of the workplace is evident.

The list of workplace outbreaks is updated every Thursday. It includes the name of each workplace, the number of COVID-19 cases and the date the outbreak was declared.

To protect the privacy of individuals, only workplaces with 20 or more employees are publicly named.

To date, the city of Toronto has reported 158,702 cases of COVID-19 and 4,622 virus-related deaths.


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