There are now over 200 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ontario

Mar 18 2020, 5:02 pm

The Province of Ontario confirmed 23 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the province’s total up to 211 cases.

Five have been resolved, and one is deceased.

There are also currently 3,379 cases under investigation as of Wednesday morning.

According to the provincial update, three new cases are in Toronto

Other new cases have been located in: Halton; York, Peel; Waterloo; Hamilton; Ottawa; Middlesex London; Chatham Kent; Grey Bruce; Simcoe Muskoka; Brant; and pending locations.

All of the patients are currently in self-isolation.

Government of Ontario

The newly confirmed cases range in age from 20s to 60s, with three still pending, and 11 are female while nine are male.

Two cases are confirmed to have come through close contact, while 16 stemmed from travel, and three are a mix of both.

Ontario government

On Tuesday, Ontario reported its first coronavirus-related death.

The patient was a 77-year-old man who passed away at the Royal Victoria Hospital. This individual was a close contact of a positive case and COVID-19 was recently identified after death.

The province said the coroner’s investigation is ongoing and more will be known about the specific cause of death in the days ahead.

Toronto Public Health will be giving an update later this afternoon.

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