78 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Ontario marking largest single-day jump so far

Mar 23 2020, 8:06 am

The Province of Ontario has confirmed 78 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total up to 503 cases, as of Monday morning.

This marks the largest single-day jump since the virus began to spread in Ontario.

Eight have been resolved, and six are now deceased. There are also 8,417 cases currently under investigation.

Of the new cases, 15 are in Toronto. Three of the patients recently travelled to the US, one travelled to Spain, and one other travelled to Dubai and London.

Another three contracted the virus from close contact and the rest of the cases are still pending.

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Other new cases have been located in Haliburton, York, Hastings Prince Edward, Peel, Sudbury, Ottawa, Halton, Simcoe Muskoka, Wellington Dufferin Guelph, Durham, Hamilton, Eastern Ontario, and Kingston.

Of these cases, 13 contracted the virus through close contact.

Other travel histories include Switzerland, Puerto Rico, Barbados, St. Thomas, Egypt, Israel, London, Jamaica, Italy, and Costa Rica.

Most of the patients are in self-isolation with six hospitalized, and five in “institution.”

The province’s Monday count included a patient who died from coronavirus-related complications on Sunday, making him the sixth person to die from the virus in Ontario.

The individual was a man in his 80s and was admitted to Ross Memorial Hospital on March 19, after presenting symptoms of a high fever and flu-like illness.

The man passed away with both, pneumonia and coronavirus, listed as the cause of death. He had no travel history or close contact with anyone who had the virus.