Toronto's medical officer of health tests positive for COVID-19

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Dr. Eileen de Villa, the city's medical officer of health, says she has tested positive for COVID-19 more than two years into the pandemic. (Michael Wilson/CBC - image credit)
Dr. Eileen de Villa, the city's medical officer of health, says she has tested positive for COVID-19 more than two years into the pandemic. (Michael Wilson/CBC - image credit)

Toronto's medical officer of health has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a post on social media.

"I'm following public health guidelines & resting at home," Dr. Eileen de Villa said on Twitter Wednesday.

"I feel relatively well & owe that to keeping up to date with my #COVID19 vaccines. If you haven't already, get your next eligible dose to protect you, your ❤️ones & community."

De Villa has spent more than two years informing the city about the virus, providing updates on the spread of COVID-19 and issuing public health guidance.

As of Tuesday, 99 people in Toronto were in hospital with COVID-19, 10 of whom were in intensive care units. Six required the help of ventilators to breathe.

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