COVID this week

The number of COVID cases continues to climb in Weston, up to 83 in the past three weeks, from 79 last week.

Weston has been one of the worst-affected communities in Toronto, and our infection rate remains high: over the past 21 days, we were the ninth-worst affected neighbourhood in Toronto. (There are 140 neighbourhoods.)

If there is a silver lining, it is that the fatality rate across the city has been falling as the elderly have been getting their shots.

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The province’s website is incorrectly directing Westonians to a distant Etobicoke pharmacy as it begins the first stages of public vaccination.

Ontario will start vaccinating people between 60 and 64 this week (skipping people between 65 and 79, because the approved AstraZeneca vaccine has not been tested on that group).

But while the website has an entry for Weston, the only pharmacy listed there is actually in Etobicoke and is more than 5 km away from Weston.

The Toronto entry does, however, have several Weston pharmacies within walking distance. Using the “Search By Postal Code” function pulls them up.

COVID this week

The second wave may have peaked in Weston over the past 14 days.

In the past three weeks, there were 105 cases of COVID in Weston, down from 117 two weeks ago (there was no data reported last week).

Weston has consistently been one of the worst-affected parts of the city. To date, 6.8% of Westonians have contracted COVID. Our neighbourhood is 9th out of 140.

COVID this week

While COVID cases are climbing elsewhere, Weston is seeing progress. There have been 61 cases in the past 21 days, down from 85 last week and 105 the week before.

Our neighbourhood rate remains above the city average, but a win is a win!