Torontonians With COVID-19 Are Now Only Infecting One Other Person On Average
But the 6ix isn't out of the woods yet.
Social distancing continues to seemingly prove that it's working. During the city's daily press briefing, Dr. Eileen de Villa shared an update on COVID-19 in Toronto for May 4 and the standout news is arguably the fact that the rate of infection has gone down in the 6ix. This positive update news comes hours after the city started to safely reopen certain amenities like gardens while still maintaining social distancing protocols.
Dr. De Villa shared that back in the middle of last month, each individual with a confirmed case in the city would infect another four people.
However, due to the strict measures in place, the number has gone down to one. As she explained, this means that every person who is infected with COVID-19 is now only infecting one other person on average.
Although there is some good news coming out of this, it still means that there are new people getting infected.