Toronto calls in the superheroes to help with vaccinating young children against COVID-19.
The province’s top health official called on people to “take the right precautions” and practice physical distancing when going out.
Toronto has confirmed seven new cases of the coronavirus, including three in Toronto, bringing its total to 67.
The city’s infection rate is now at 1.05 per cent in the last 24 hours, the Toronto Public Health said.
Ontario has confirmed 67 cases of COVID-19 in Toronto. The province’s infection rate now stands at 1.05 per cent, up from 0.84 per cent a few days ago, the Toronto Public Health says. (Toronto Public Health)
Toronto Public Health said in a statement that the “viral pandemic continues to unfold and the entire province has been impacted by the virus.”
“Our team continues to work closely with our partners to assess the number of active cases and to determine potential transmission clusters,” the statement said.
Dr. Barbara Yliluoma, the provincial medical officer of health, said the province’s priority in the fight against the coronavirus is “not only preventing the spread of COVID-19, but also ensuring every citizen has access to quality, timely information and to the best available care.”
She said the province is doing the “best we can within the constraints of existing resources.”
“We continue to work with our partners to further coordinate the efforts and develop the best response to address emerging and ongoing public health concerns of the virus,” she said in a statement, noting that the province has “an extensive preparedness strategy… to ensure that all critical public safety systems are functioning optimally.”
Toronto resident Mark Sarnogga says he felt anxious as the city’s outbreak reached its “peak.”
“I think everyone should do as much as they can to stay out of the general population,” he said.
It’s been months since Toronto has seen a single death from COVID-19 and the death toll has now reached 67, Toronto Public Health said.
The outbreak is now tracking at more than