Toronto chief medical officer of health Dr. Eileen de Villa said on Tuesday that they have active investigations into three shelters in the city, including Toronto’s largest shelter, Seaton House. Earlier in the day, city officials said there were at least 30 cases of COVID-19 in the city’s shelter system.
Public Health reported there were now 2,543 total confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in the community. She said there have also been 115 deaths total, an increase of 23 from Monday.
Toronto Mayor John Tory said that city staff was working with partners in the community to ensure they don’t lose small businesses. He announced that a new site called distantly.ca had launched, and would be a crowdfunding tool to allow Torontonians to help businesses that are struggling due to COVID-19. Residents will be able to use a directory to search for their favourite businesses and send financial assistance, which would then be deposited into the business’s bank account.
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