Cases of COVID-19 reach 10,578 in Ontario, 1,449 in Peel

As of Sunday, April 19, the number of cases of COVID-19 in the province of Ontario was 10,578. Other provincial numbers: resolved cases are 5,209 and the number of deceased is 553. Full provincial details are here.

In Peel, the number of total cases is 1,449. The number of deaths is 37, which includes 9 long-term care residents. (The number of resolved cases is not noted on the Region of Peel’s site.)

The City of Brampton wants transit operators added to the priority testing list

Last week Mayor Patrick Brown had a press conference and reiterated how important it is to continue physical distancing. He also took the opportunity to update Bramptonians about Brampton Transit with regard to COVID-19.

Aside from previously-announced measures, Brown said the city sent a request to the province of Ontario that asks for transit operators to be added to the COVID-19 priority testing list.

“We continue to be concerned about the safety of transit operators, said Brown, who took the moment to remember the four Brampton Transit operators who have tested positive for COVID-19. The mayor added, “These are unsung heroes. They are helping essential workers get to work.”

Be sure to check www.brampton.ca/covid19 for regular updates from the city and also www.bramptontransit.com for transit specifics.

Six men fined in Brampton for a pizza party in a parked car

Last week six Brampton men had a gathering in a parked car, complete with pizza.

Peel Police were told where to find the group and when they arrived at the scene, the people in the gathering were from separate households and thus were given $880 tickets each.

This is just the latest incident. The previous week there were five house parties as well as two cricket matches, resulting in 35 physical distancing fines issued.

If you spot anyone breaking physical distancing orders, the city urges you to dial 311 to report it.

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