Toronto medical officer of health contracts COVID-19

Toronto’s medical officer of health has tested positive for COVID-19.

Dr Eileen de Villa shared the news of her diagnosis in a tweet in which she said she was “following public health guidelines and resting at home”.

“I feel relatively well and I owe it to keeping myself up to date with my COVID-19 shots,” she wrote.

This morning I tested positive for #COVID-19[FEMININE[FEMININE. I am following public health guidelines and resting at home. I feel relatively well and I owe it to keeping myself informed of my #COVID-19[FEMININE[FEMININE vaccines. If you haven’t already, get your next eligible dose to protect yourself, your loved ones and your community.

De Villa urged everyone to get their next eligible vaccine dose “to protect your loved ones, loved ones and (the) community.”

According to the latest provincial data, the number of hospitalizations in Ontario due to COVID-19 is down noticeably, but sewage data, which looks at virus levels, is seeing a slight increase.