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Toronto's Record-Breaking COVID-19 Numbers Are A "Blunt Warning" To The City, Says Top Doc

Over half of Toronto's new cases are from people between the ages of 20 and 49.
Toronto's COVID-19 Numbers Are A "Blunt Warning" To Residents, Says City's Top Doctor

Toronto's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Eileen de Villa did not mince words when she released the new batch of Toronto COVID-19 numbers on Tuesday, December 1.

The city has broken its record for most new cases in a day for the second consecutive day, after 761 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Toronto today.

And Dr. de Villa said in a press release that these numbers are a "blunt warning" for all Torontonians.

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761 Number of new COVID-19 cases today in Toronto

And 57% of those 761 cases — 433 cases, to be exact — are from people between the ages of 20 and 49.

And de Villa said that 20% of the people who tested positive and spoke to health officials said they went inside someone else's home or had visitors inside their own home. 

"It is a warning that everyone at every age shares the risk of infection, just as all of us have the ability to reduce the risk through the actions and choices we take in the next several weeks," wrote de Villa in the release.

She advised Torontonians to reduce their contacts and only see people inside their household.

In some good news, de Villa said these infections were likely acquired before Ontario decided to lockdown again.

When it was released, yesterday's COVID-19 report broke the record for most new cases in a day, with 643 cases.

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