Toronto surpasses 2,000 COVID deaths

Board of Health chair Joe Cressy says that despite the “tragic milestone… the reality is that the worst months of this pandemic may still be ahead”


The City of Toronto has surpassed the 2,000 mark in COVID deaths, hitting 2,017 COVID-19-related fatalities as of yesterday. That bad news comes as the province is reportedly set to record a new single-day high in the number of COVID-19 cases today.

The city reported 941 new cases and 29 more deaths on Thursday. There are now a total of 66,417 cases of COVID-19 in the city. Of those, 392 are in hospitals.

Long-term care homes, workplaces, schools and shelters, in that order, are the main sources of new outbreaks of the virus.

Board of Health chair Joe Cressy says that despite the “tragic milestone… the reality is that the worst months of this pandemic may still be ahead.”

Mayor John Tory and the city’s chief medical officer of health, Eileen de Villa, sent condolences to the families in a statement.

“Each of these deaths represents a unique life, and someone’s family, friend or colleague,” de Villa said.

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