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Canada Public health officials announce 3 new COVID-19 deaths in Toronto

00:16  26 march  2020
00:16  26 march  2020 Source:   cbc.ca

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Toronto's medical officer of health reported three new COVID-19-related deaths in the city on Wednesday.

Dr. Eileen de Villa told reporters that the deaths involve an elderly man who tested positive at North York General Hospital and two residents of Seven Oaks long term care home in Scarborough. The elderly man had pre-existing health conditions, de Villa said.

There are a total of 309 COVID-19 cases in Toronto, with 22 people hospitalized, de Villa said. Fewer than 10 people are in intensive care beds currently, she added.

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Sixteen per cent of cases are due to community transmission of the virus, she added.

The city also announced it is closing all city-owned playgrounds effective immediately to slow the spread of COVID-19.

City to close park amenities

In a news release on Wednesday, the city said it is closing other amenities in parks as well.

These amenities include sports fields, basketball and tennis courts, off-leash dog parks, skateboard and BMX parks, picnic areas, outdoor exercise equipment as well as parking lots attached to its parks system.

"While the public has been advised that fresh air and exercise is good if you are not ill, and if so, you should stay home, it has been observed that individuals are using parks and their amenities to congregate," the city said.

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"The public has also shared its concerns about how parks amenities are supporting that congregation. The city is urging all residents, who are not performing essential or critical services, to stay home."

Toronto Mayor John Tory said he understands that parks are the heart of many neighbourhoods across the city but the city needs to take steps to ensure members of the public are not congregating in these areas as the virus continues to spread.

"They are some of the best parts of our city, but playgrounds and other park amenities are gathering places and the more that people gather, the more COVID-19 will spread in our community, putting lives at risk," Tory said.

"As much as it will cause further discomfort and disruption, the steps we are taking today are based — as we have based all decisions around protecting the public — on the strong recommendation of our medical officer of health."

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Signs to be set up at parks on Thursday

Beginning on Thursday, signs will be set up across Toronto's parks to advise of closures, including playgrounds.

Where fencing or gates exists, they will be locked. Unfenced playground structures will be signed and taped off. Parks green spaces will remain accessible, but all amenities within city parks will be closed.

The city said its bylaws give the general manager of parks, forestry and recreation the power to close parks and amenities. Violations of the bylaws governing city-owned parks depend on the offence, but can result in fines of up to $5,000.

Toronto has more than 1,500 parks, 800 playgrounds, 300 soccer and multi-use fields, 300 baseball diamonds, about 70 off-leash dog areas, 150 basketball courts, 360 parking lots at 200 locations, 14 skate parks, five BMX parks, 50 park locations with outdoor fitness equipment, 600 tennis and pickleball courts at 185 locations, 12 outdoor allotment gardens, and 83 picnic gardens.

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