2 new travel-related coronavirus cases confirmed in Ontario

Mar 6 2020, 4:33 pm

Ontario health officials confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 Friday evening, bringing the total number of cases the province has seen to 28.

The latest cases are both tied to travel. One patient recently came back from Italy, and another from Iran. Both countries are experiencing ongoing outbreaks.

The patient who came back from Italy on March 3 is a man in his 20s who went to Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. He was discharged home the same day, where he remains in isolation.

The patient who came back from Iran on March 2 went to Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital. She was also sent home after testing to self-isolate.

“At this time, the virus is not circulating locally. However, given the global circumstances, Ontario is actively working with city and health partners to plan for the potential of local spread,” Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, said in a statement.