Editor’s Note: This piece will be continuously updated as more information — and positive COVID-19 cases — becomes available.
All information is accurate as of Thursday, October 22 at 10:30 am.
As the province braces for the second wave of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the number of daily COVID-19 cases in Ontario continues to significantly increase.
The provincial government has now released new modelling, which forecasts that the province will likely see more than 1,000 new COVID cases per day by the first half of October.
To give a better understanding of the virus and its impacts here in the city, we’ve mapped every known public location any of the coronavirus patients visited as well as any recent outbreaks in Toronto.
Please note: The reporting of these cases date back to Tuesday, September 22 — the first day of fall — for all previous cases from the city’s first wave of the virus, please refer to this map.
As of Wednesday, October 21, provincial health officials have confirmed 841 new cases and nine new COVID-19 related deaths. According to the Ministry of Health, there are now 67,527 positive cases in the province, of which, 58,066 (86%) patients have recovered and 3,071 have died (4.5%). At this time, 4,785,832 people have been tested and 34,784 more are currently waiting for their test results.
Of these cases in Ontario, Toronto Public Health says it is currently monitoring 25,278 coronavirus cases in the city, 335 of these were confirmed on October 21, and currently, 128 of these people are hospitalized. To date, there have been 21,256 other people diagnosed with COVID-19 in Toronto who have recovered from their illness, while 1,338 have died.
Below, we’ve broken down every new coronavirus case in the province and every known public setting and business where someone that’s tested positive for the virus has visited in Toronto:
- Tuesday, September 21: The Government of Ontario reported 478 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday morning, the highest case count since May 8. There were also three reported deaths and 196 resolved cases since the previous report. The province also reported 153 of these cases came from Toronto.
- Wednesday, September 23: The Government of Ontario reported 335 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday morning, making it the first time cases have dropped in three days. Of these cases, 129 were from Toronto. There were also three reported deaths and 258 resolved cases in the province since the previous report.
- Thursday, September 24: The Government of Ontario reported 409 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday morning, with 151 coming from Toronto. There was also one reported death and 286 resolved cases since the previous report.
- Friday, September 25: The Government of Ontario reported 409 new COVID-19 cases, making this the sixth time in eight days numbers have been over 400. There was also one new death and 283 resolved cases reported. Of today’s new cases, the province reported 204 cases were from Toronto.
- Saturday, September 26: Ontario reported 435 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 49,340. This marks a slight increase compared to the previous two days when 409 cases were reported on each day.
- Sunday, September 27: Ontario reported 491 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 49,831. It’s the biggest single-day increase in cases since May 2 when 511 were reported.
- Monday, September 28: The Government of Ontario reported 700 new COVID-19 cases, with Toronto reporting the most across the region with 344 new cases. There was also one new death and 331 resolved cases reported.
- Tuesday, September 29: The Government of Ontario reported 554 new COVID-19 cases, a drop from Monday’s record-high number. Monday was the highest new daily case numbers to date with 700 reported surpassing the previous record of 640 set on April 24, 251 of Tuesday’s cases were reported in Toronto. There were four more deaths with 323 resolved cases reported.
- Wednesday, September 30: The Government of Ontario reported 625 new coronavirus cases, with Toronto reporting 288. There were also four new deaths and 457 resolved cases reported.
- Thursday, October 1: Ontario reported 538 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday and three new deaths, with Toronto still accounting for nearly half of all new infections.
- Friday, October 2: Ontario reported 732 new cases of COVID-19, making it the second day this week in which an alarming new high has been reached. The number is a big increase on the 538 new cases reported on Thursday but does not represent a significant uptick on the then record 700 cases that were reported on Monday.
- Saturday, October 3: Ontario reported 653 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, a number keeping in line with the upswing in new daily cases the province has been seeing in the last couple of weeks.
- Sunday, October 4: Public Health Ontario has announced 566 coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, a slight decrease compared to the daily case count the province has announced over the past several days.
- Monday, October 5: Ontario reported 615 new COVID-19 cases today, up from the 566 recorded one day earlier but down from 653 on Saturday. The seven-day rolling average of new cases now stands at 612.
- Tuesday, October 6: Ontario is reporting 548 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, a drop from 615 new infections recorded a day earlier.
- Wednesday, October 7: The province reported 583 new infections today, up from the 548 confirmed one day earlier. However, for the first time in many weeks, recoveries are outpacing new cases, and the province says there are 707 additional recoveries today.
- Thursday, October 8: Ontario reported a single-day record high of 797 new COVID-19 cases and four new deaths. The province also set a new daily record for the number of tests completed.
- Friday, October 9: Ontario reported 939 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday — the highest-ever daily number of new cases.
- Saturday, October 10: The Government of Ontario confirmed 809 new COVID-19 cases, a decrease from the record high 939 reported on Friday.
- Sunday, October 11: The Government of Ontario confirmed 649 new coronavirus cases, with one new death reported.
- Monday, October 12: The province reported 807 new cases of COVID-19 on Thanksgiving Monday, marking the third-highest count of cases since the pandemic began.
- Tuesday, October 13: The province reported 746 new cases and nine more deaths today.
- Wednesday, October 14: Ontario reported 721 new COVID-19 cases today, down slightly from the number of cases recorded one day earlier, when 746 were reported.
- Thursday, October 15: Ontario health officials reported 783 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday and five new deaths, with a considerable increase in testing volumes over the past several days.
- Friday, October 16: Ontario reported its lowest number of new cases of COVID-19 so far this week but the drop comes amid a rise in fatalities, with nine more added to the province’s death toll over the last 24 hours. The Ministry of Health says that there were 712 new cases of the disease confirmed on Friday, down from 783 on Thursday.
- Saturday, October 17: The Government of Ontario confirmed 805 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday morning, making this the 6th straight day the province is reporting over 700.
- Sunday, October 18: Provincial health officials confirmed there were 658 new COVID-19 cases throughout the province.
- Monday, October 19: The Ministry of Health says that there were 704 new cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus confirmed today.
- Tuesday, October 20: Ontario reported 821 new COVID-19 cases and three new deaths today, on a drastically lower amount of processed tests, sending the provincewide positivity rate well above 3%.
- Wednesday, October 21: Ontario reported 790 new cases of COVID-19 and nine additional deaths. This comes as more than 32,600 tests were completed in the last 24 hours, an increase from the noticeably low amount of 24,000 tests processed on Tuesday.
- Thursday, October 22: Ontario reported 841 new infections as the province’s positivity rate has declined as officials work to boost testing numbers.
In order to reduce the spread and the number of new cases, it remains critical that Ontarians continue to adhere to public health measures, including avoiding large gatherings, physical distancing, and wearing a face covering.
All information is accurate as of Thursday, October 22 at 10:30 am.