It can be difficult to follow the latest developments in the rapidly-evolving battle to contain the novel coronavirus. Every day there’s a new barrage of headlines about the virus’ impact locally, and abroad. Health officials are routinely updating the public on new presumptive and confirmed cases, and world economies have been on a dizzying roller-coaster ride.
The latest on the coronavirus will be posted on this page every day. The compilation of stories will be updated frequently to help give you a one-stop spot for up-to-date and pertinent information. Bookmark this page to stay up-to-date. Click here to see an archive of all stories.
September 28 updates:
- Canada has 153,307 cases of the novel coronavirus in total — 50,531 of those cases are in Ontario. Of the 50,531 cases in Ontario, there have been 2,840 deaths, and 43,127 people have recovered. There have been 9,278 deaths and 132,606 recoveries in Canada.
- The number of cases in Ontario is listed on the Ontario government’s health page. (the page is updated once in the morning)
- The number of global cases and cases in Canada, by province or territory, are listed on Canada’s public health page (the page is updated later in the day).
September 28 stories:
- A health professional and an education expert answer some of your questions to help you navigate the “new normal” in schools.
- When does your child head back to school? A complete list of how and when each school plans to re-open.
- Toronto Public Health has identified at least 80 schools within the Toronto District School Board that are at high-risk for the spread of COVID-19 based on the neighbourhoods they are located in.
- During an unprecedented pandemic shutdown it’s hard enough to keep track of the day of the week, let alone the constantly-evolving details surrounding the gradual reopening of businesses and services.
- CityNews is remembering the victims of the COVID-19 pandemic through memories shared by their loved ones.
CityNews and 680 NEWS bring you Q&A sessions with leading health experts and officials to answer your COVID-19 related questions.
- A quick look at the basics of what you should know about the virus, what to do in case of suspected infection, and how to protect yourself.
- In response to the coronavirus pandemic and the resultant job losses and financial uncertainty for Canadians countrywide, the federal government announced the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). Here’s everything you need to know about what it is, who qualifies, and how to apply.
- Ontario has opened dozens of COVID-19 assessment centres in order to ease pressure on hospitals in some of the most affected areas.
- We’ve mapped out cases by city, as well as how people are contracting the disease, which age groups are hardest hit and where the infected travelled to.
- We’ve mapped data on COVID-19 cases across Canada and the world. And, we want to know: what questions do you have about the pandemic?
- To stay up to date on the latest news regarding COVID-19, follow this page for live coverage from Toronto’s CityNews and 680 NEWS reporters.
More on coronavirus:
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
- Coronavirus: Full coverage
- What you need to know today
- Live coverage of coronavirus news from Toronto reporters
- What you need to know about the Quarantine Act
- Coronavirus quarantine: what happens when you return from travelling?
- Coronavirus FAQ: what it is, how it spreads and who to call
- How to self-isolate amid the COVID-19 outbreak
- ‘Cruel times’: How coronavirus has changed the way we live, die and grieve
- Tips to protect yourself from COVID-19
- Experts say ‘immune-boosting’ claims won’t help ward off coronavirus
- FAQ: Canada Emergency Response Benefit
- What you need to know about government compensation for coronavirus
- Will COVID-19 cause a global recession?
- 5 things to know about Ottawa’s COVID-19 financial aid package
- Map of TDSB schools at high-risk for coronavirus
- Map of Ontario’s coronavirus assessment centres
- Coronavirus map: Tracking the pandemic across Canada and the world
- The coronavirus pandemic in Ontario, mapped
- Coronavirus: Ontario’s list of essential workplaces and services
- What has been cancelled, suspended or postponed due to the coronavirus
- What remains open during a state of emergency
HOW TO HELP
- Businesses providing free and discounted goods for health care workers
- How to help Toronto & GTA hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic
LIFE IN TORONTO DURING SELF-ISOLATION
- Bird’s eye view of dramatic effect coronavirus pandemic has had on Toronto
- Chopper shots show Toronto’s eerily quiet streets during the pandemic
- GTA municipalities ramp up coronavirus enforcement measures
- How Ontarians are staying occupied in self-isolation
The World Health Organization (WHO) has an interactive dashboard here with the latest statistics from around the planet. They also have an interactive timeline on the history of the pandemic.