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Toronto Mayor John Tory tests positive for COVID-19

In a statement released this morning, the city of Toronto is reporting that Mayor John Tory tested positive for COVID-19.

“I am thankful that I have been fully vaccinated and have the best protection possible against COVID-19. I know this also gives me the best chance at a quick recovery so I can be back to a busy in-person schedule as soon as possible,” wrote Tory. “Right now, I feel fine and have extremely mild symptoms so far.”

According to the statement, for the last few weeks, Tory had been taking daily rapid tests as a precaution given the number of public events he attends. He tested positive Wednesday morning.

“I’ve spoken to Dr. de Villa and am following her orders to isolate to avoid any possibility of spreading the virus,” Tory stated. “I want to use the opportunity to again encourage people to get vaccinated — first, second, third and fourth doses — as soon as they can.”

In other pandemic-related news, it appears the peak of the sixth wave is in sight, according to the latest wastewater findings interpreted by Toronto medical professionals such as Dr. Isaac Bogoch.

Ontario’s COVID wastewater signals are levelling off (even declining) in many parts of the province & the pace of hospitalization appears to be plateauing as well. Great to see,” the infectious disease physician and scientist wrote on Twitter. “It’s still early & there’s a lot of COVID out there, but we may be headed out of this wave.”

Also, the Toronto District School Board posted a letter on its website on April 13 asking teachers and students to wear masks based on recommendations from Dr. Kieran Moore, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health who said he “strongly recommends” wearing a mask and Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam.

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