Coronavirus: Latest developments in the Greater Toronto Area on May 23
|globalnews.ca 23 May 2020 at 14:51|
Here is a roundup of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic in the Greater Toronto Area for Saturday:
Ontario reported 412 new cases of novel coronavirus Saturday morning, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 25,040.
Twenty-seven new deaths were also announced, bringing the total fatalities attributed to the virus in the province to 2,048.
Over 19,100 cases are considered resolved, which makes up 76.5 per cent of all confirmed cases.
Just over 11,000 additional tests have been conducted — again below the province’s testing capacity of 21,000 per day.
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The City of Toronto closed down some roads to vehicle traffic for the second weekend in a row as part of the city’s ActiveTO program, aimed at promoting physical distancing by giving pedestrians and cyclists room when moving around the city.
Beginning at 6 a.m. Saturday, parts of Lake Shore Boulevard East, Lake Shore Boulevard West, and Bayview Avenue were closed to all vehicle traffic.