Essential workers in Toronto shoulder disproportionate burden of COVID-19

By | February 22, 2021
Toronto, Canada’s largest city, has reported 94,943 cases of COVID-19 and 2,614 related deaths so far during this pandemic. Toronto has a population of over 2.7 million people, of whom 51.5% self-identify as a visible minority. Shelter-in-place orders and shut down of non-essential businesses are the primary non-pharmaceutical interactions deployed as part of Toronto’s COVID-19 response.