Ontario confirms 170 new coronavirus cases, spiking numbers to 858

Mar 26 2020, 3:39 pm

The Province of Ontario has confirmed 170 new known cases of COVID-19, bringing the total up to 858 confirmed cases, as of Thursday morning.

This marks the largest single-day jump since the coronavirus began to spread in Ontario — a record that has continuously been bested.

Eight cases have been resolved, and 13 are now deceased. There are also 10,965 known cases currently under investigation.


Of the new patients, 22 are located in Toronto. Many of the ill individuals are in isolation, and 12 of the confirmed cases have been hospitalized.

Six of the cases in Toronto contracted the virus through close contact, while others contracted it from recent travel to the US, UK, Ecuador, France, and Austria.


Other areas in Toronto where new confirmed cases have been located include Ottawa, Peel, York, Waterloo, Niagara, Durham, Simcoe Muskoka, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pineridge, Halton, Peterborough, Northwestern, Middlesex London, Grey Bruce, North Bay, Parry Sound, Sudbury, Hamilton, and Lambton.

In all the province, 55 of the new cases contracted the virus through close contact.

Other contracted the virus from recent travel to Spain, Egypt, Dubai, Germany, Denmark, the UK, the US, the Caribbean, Jamaica, Ecuador, London, Costa Rica, Colombia, Austria, Dubai, the Philippines, France, and cruises.

The details for many cases are still pending at this time.

DH Toronto StaffDH Toronto Staff

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