As COVID-19 numbers continue to rise in Toronto many of them are being linked to close contact.
Toronto Public Health says over the past six weeks, approximately 50 per cent of all infections were the result of exposure to someone whose infection is known, although it may not have been evident when they infected someone else.
Close contact can happen anywhere with family, at social events, in bars and restaurants or at work.
Toronto Public Health is also investigating and tracking four separate weddings that have, to date, generated 22 infections.
The city expects new restrictions will be imposed if the trend in cases doesn’t change.
On Tuesday, the city received 34 complaints related to parks use and physical distancing and two tickets were issued.
The reproductive number in Toronto right now is 1.2, meaning for every positive case, it’s creating 1.2 other cases.
Dr. Eileen de Villa says they’ve linked the increase to people getting used to living life under reopening and urged residents to still limit contact with people outside their home and always ask themselves if going somewhere is necessary or can wait. If it can’t wait find a low contact way to do it.
Read my remarks from today’s media briefing: We all have a role to play in what happens next & we must all act now to reduce virus spread & keep our city safer as we live with COVID-19. Resurgence means we can’t act like we’re back to normal. Learn more: https://t.co/qnOqVfzmgI
— Dr. Eileen de Villa (@epdevilla) September 16, 2020