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1 year anniversary of COVID-19 in Toronto/Canada - January 25

Canada reaches one year mark after first COVID-19 case reported in Toronto

Karen Doradea

One year ago today, on January 25, the City of Toronto confirmed its first COVID-19 case in the city, as well as the first across the country.

Since then, according to the city, there have now been a total of 82,790 cases of the virus, with an increase of 767 new cases as of Monday morning.

“A year ago today we reported the first COVID-19 case in Toronto. Today is an anniversary that most of us wouldn’t want to mark as we remember the 2,324 friends, colleagues and loved ones who have lost their lives in our community to COVID-19. A lot has happened over this past year that has been one of the most challenging ones our city has faced,” said Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Eileen de Villa.

“Despite these challenges, I remain incredibly proud and grateful for the many ways residents have stepped up to meet and overcome these challenges together and the resilience that our community continues to demonstrate.”

As of January 24, 747,383 COVID-19 cases have been reported in Canada.

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