These maps show Toronto’s current COVID-19 hot spots are not where you think – or where the government wants you to think — according new research released by the University of Toronto that the city has no current COVID-19 hot spot.
One of the city’s hottest hot spots is actually two separate hot spots.
The University of Toronto’s COVID-19 hot spots map has been the subject of much debate and criticism. At the time this map was released, many believed the Toronto hot spot was located on King St. W. – even though recent research has found that the disease is not distributed in King St. W. as was originally thought. As new research found, the hot spot is actually two hot spots, and one of the two hot spots is on Queen St. W., where the virus is present.
This map of Toronto’s hot spots – one on the map that people believed was the hot spot – has now been corrected. The University of Toronto has confirmed what everyone has known all along: the hot spot located on King St. W. is, in fact, a hot spot on Queen St. W. – a hot spot where the virus is also located.
The City of Toronto is planning on announcing a new Hot Spot Strategy on March 2, 2020 at the Toronto Board of Health meeting.
Toronto was the first municipality in Canada to implement the hot spot strategy, and the hot spots were the first to be addressed. Despite the City’s plan, the hot spot located on King St. W. is only one of two hot spots, and the hot spot on Queen St. W. is another hot spot.
The virus is not only present on King St. W., the virus is also present in the area of Queen St. W., in addition to the area on King St. W.
The hot spot on Queen St. W. was first identified in early April of 2019. The government of Ontario and Health Canada started to respond, in part, because Toronto’s hot spot on King St. W. went undetected. The two hot spots – the hot spot on King St. W. and the hot spot on Queen St. W. – are still not clearly defined.
The hot spot