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Toronto COVID-19 Cases Are Set To Spike & We Could See 2,500 A Day By The End Of April

The city is still struggling to curb the spread of VOCs.
Toronto COVID-19 Cases Could Spike To 2,500 A Day By The End Of April

The city of Toronto is expected to see a spike in COVID-19 cases over the next month, according to officials. 

Toronto Public Health reported that the city is now on track to record 2,500 cases a day by the end of April, further solidifying the GTA as a hot spot. 

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The city, which has recorded a total of 125,497 cases since the start of the pandemic, has recently been struggling to curb the spread of variants of concern (VOCs).

"Infections due to VOCs were associated with a 91% relative increase in COVID-19 deaths and a 36% relative increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations in Toronto," a statement from TPH reads.

Toronto is currently operating under Ontario's new stay-at-home order, which was announced on April 7, 2021.

ArriveCAN Is 'Mandatory' No Matter How Long Your Trip Is & Not Using It Can Cause Problems

Canada's health minister warns that not submitting information can mean you're not exempt from travel rules.

A federal government official has reminded travellers that using ArriveCAN is "mandatory" when entering Canada whether they're Canadian citizens or foreign nationals and regardless of how long their trip is.

During a COVID-19 update on December 3, Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos spoke about Canada's new travel restrictions that have been put into place because of the Omicron variant and warned that not using ArriveCAN can still lead to serious consequences.

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If Kyle Lowry was the unofficial leader of the Toronto Raptors during his time with the team, then Fred VanVleet is his replacement, and Thursday night's game was a pivotal moment of Freddie taking up the mantle of "head honcho."

Not only did VanVleet put up an impressive 29 points during the Raptors face-off against the Milwaukee Bucks, practically carrying his teammates to victory, he also put his leadership skills to the test.

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A Case Of The Omicron Variant Has Just Been Reported In The GTA

The person was in close contact with a traveller coming back from southern Africa.

Durham Region Health Department has announced that one person has tested positive for the COVID-19 Omicron variant on Thursday.

Health officials say the person was in "close contact" with another individual who had recently travelled back from "one of the identified countries in southern Africa," according to a press release.

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There's a new way to find out if you've potentially been exposed to COVID-19, Toronto.

In a news release posted on December 2, City officials launched the COVID-19 Exposure Notifications page that will inform Torontonians of potential exposures that they could have come across in large settings.

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