Greater than 3,000 Metropolis of Toronto residents have now died from COVID-19 because the begin of the pandemic.
Town surpassed the grim milestone on April 25 as 14 extra deaths have been reported, pushing Toronto’s cumulative COVID-19 dying toll to three,011.
“The lives misplaced to this world pandemic right here in our metropolis are fully devastating,” Mayor John Tory stated in a launch.
“The tragic loss of people that have been family members, kin, co-workers, neighbours, and mates redoubles all of our efforts to carry an finish to this pandemic.”
To forestall additional lack of life and put an finish to the third wave, the Metropolis urged residents to observe public well being measures, adhere to the Keep-at-Dwelling order, and get vaccinated as quickly as they’re in a position to.
Toronto reported 1,141 new COVID-19 instances on Sunday, bringing the town’s cumulative case rely to 141,625.
A complete of 1,124 persons are presently hospitalized with the virus in Toronto, together with 228 within the ICU. An extra 153 persons are intubated within the ICU.
“This can be a unhappy milestone for our Metropolis. I encourage you to do not forget that 3,000 Torontonians misplaced isn’t a easy statistic,” stated Dr. Eileen de Villa, the Medical Officer of Well being.
“This quantity represents family members who’re gone perpetually, communities throughout our metropolis and nation who’re in mourning, and three,000 households grieving an irreparable harm.”