85 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Ontario, bringing total to 588

Mar 24 2020, 9:03 am

The Province of Ontario has confirmed 85 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total up to 588 cases, as of Tuesday morning.

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

Eight cases have been resolved, and seven are now deceased. There are also 10,074 cases currently under investigation.

Of the new cases, 17 are confirmed to be in Toronto. Many of the ill individuals are in isolation, and two have been hospitalized.


Transmission, in the cases where such information has been determined, is shown to be through travel (USA, Dubai, Italy, Singapore, Austria, and Brazil), and close-contact.

Other new cases have been located in Kingston, Waterloo, Brant, Peel, Halton, Guelph, Grey Bruce, Windsor Essex, Hamilton, Niagara, Ottawa, York, Sudbury, and Durham.

Detailed information is pending for 38 of the newly confirmed cases.