A new public health survey has revealed some telling evidence about Toronto's COVID-19 cases.
According to the Source of Infection Survey, a significant number of Torontonians who have contracted the disease had also gone against the province's advice about gatherings with friends.
One in five individuals who tested positive in the city admitted to hosting or visiting friends at home during the COVID-19 incubation period.
Torontonians with COVID-19 who gathered with friends
The survey specifies that these individuals hung out in groups of 10 people or less around the time that they became infected.
While 21% of infection sources can be traced back to a member of your household or romantic partner, friends also pose a risk of transmitting the virus.
Around 16% of confirmed cases in Toronto were reported to have come from a close friend. Another 16% was attributed to co-workers.
With Toronto in lockdown, residents are told not to spend time with anyone outside of their immediate household.
Of Toronto's 761 new infections on Monday, nearly 57% are among individuals between 20 and 49 years old.