Toronto Has Over 23,000 More COVID-19 Cases Than Another Ontario Health Unit

One health unit has only reported 19 cases.
Toronto Staff Writer
Second Wave Of COVID-19 Has Hit Toronto Hard But Other Health Units Are Almost Clear

As some parts of Ontario revert back to a modified stage two during the second wave of COVID-19, other areas are almost in the clear. 

Currently, there are a few hotspots for the disease, including Toronto, Peel, York and Ottawa regions. 

As of October 18, Toronto had reported 23,028 cases of COVID-19, which is over 23,000 more cases than other Ontario Health Units. 

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How many COVID-19 cases does Toronto have compared to Timiskaming?

A district in Northeastern Ontario has reported only 19 positive cases of COVID-19 throughout the pandemic. 

A number that marks the region with the lowest COVID-19 exposure across the province.

In fact, the difference between cases in Timiskaming and Toronto is startling. 

According to Public Health Ontario, as of October 18, 2020, Toronto has confirmed a whopping 23,028 cases of COVID-19, which means the 6ix currently has 23,009 more cases than Temiskaming. 

Granted, the population differences are monumental as Toronto has 2.93 million residents, and Temiskaming has just 32,251. 

How many other health units are reporting fewer than 100 cases?

The Timiskaming District isn't the only area in Ontario to have largely avoided the disease.

Several other public health units report fewer than 100 cases, including Northwestern Health Unit, Algoma Public Health, North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit and Porcupine Health Unit.

While parts of northern Ontario are reporting smaller case numbers, it is important to remember that most of the province's population is in the south.  

How is Toronto dealing with their COVID-19 outbreaks?

Due to the rapid spread of COVID-19 and its high population density, Toronto has been forced to implement several measures to battle the disease. 

The city entered a modified stage two of Ontario's reopening plan earlier this month.

The sweeping restrictions shutdown indoor dining, gyms, casinos and cinemas.

Social gathering limits had previously been slashed in the city to 25 outdoors and 10 indoors. 

On Monday, the Ontario government also announced that residents in the 6ix should stay indoors this year for Halloween. 

Patrick John Gilson
Toronto Staff Writer
Patrick John Gilson is a Staff Writer for Narcity Canada’s Ontario Desk focused on Ontario gas prices and is based in Toronto, Ontario.
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