1 hospitalized as Ontario confirms 59 new coronavirus cases

Mar 21 2020, 8:06 am

The Province of Ontario confirmed 59 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total up to 377 cases, as of Saturday morning.

Six have been resolved, and two are deceased. There are also 7,239 cases currently under investigation.

According to the provincial update, one of the new cases has been hospitalized. The man in his 40s is in the Simcoe Muskoka public health unit and had recently travelled to England.

Other new cases have been located in Toronto, Peel, York, Durham, Ottawa, and Hasting Prince Edward.

At least five had been infected through close contact.

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Of the cases in the province, two patients reportedly had a recent travel history to the US.

Others had travel history to Germany, Ecuador, Austria, London, and the Philippines.

Information for the majority of new cases are pending.

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On Thursday, Ontario reported its second coronavirus-related death.

The individual was a man in his 50s who had an underlying health condition.

He was treated at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital and Milton District Hospital.

The news comes after Quebec health officials announced the province’s first coronavirus-related death on Wednesday.