These Are Toronto’s Worst-Hit Areas For COVID-19 Cases (UPDATED)
Toronto’s new map breaks it all down.
Now we know! A map of COVID-19 cases in the city has been shared and while every neighbourhood is affected, some have been hit far harder than others. As Major John Tory spoke during the live briefing on May 27, a new interactive site highlighting COVID-19 hot spots in Toronto was shared for the public to see.
UPDATE: An earlier version of this article, using information provided by the City of Toronto, misstated the number of cases per neighbourhood. According to new information provided by them, this article has been updated.
Tory, alongside the city's top doctor Dr. Eileen de Villa,of a new interactive site that details a neighbourhood-by-neighbourhood breakdown of infections.
"We have continued to see community spread. Our data confirmed that COVID-19 is present in every single neighbourhood in Toronto," said Dr. de Villa during the conference.
A look at the map on the City website shows that's true, but some parts have been hit way, way harder than others.
It seems like certain areas of Etobicoke, North York, and Scarborough are the worst-hit spots in Toronto.
In particular, West Humber-Clairville has reported 258 and York University Heights has recorded 250.
But the highest number of cases in all of the 6ix has been found in the Glenfield - Jane Heights neighbourhood, which has reported 286.
Earlier this month, Toronto reported thatwere among those affected the most by COVID-19.
The map above, which shows the status of cases when Toronto unveiled the map on Wednesday afternoon, shows the areas with the most cases in darker blue and those with fewer infections in lighter shades.
However, as the City notes: "The maps reflect where individuals live, and do not necessarily reflect where they were initially exposed to this virus. Areas with lower rates of COVID-19 cases are not necessarily safer and do not pose less of a risk of infection."
It is also important to note that cases in the city's long-term care homes have also played a big role in many areas.
Something that might come as a shock is that the Trinity Bellwoods area has reported just around 30 cases, despite the lack of social distancing during this past weekend.
Though, it's still likely to be too early to tell what effect that crowded Saturday may have had in terms of potential infections.
Still, those newmight help for future busy days at the park.