Ontario confirms new cases of COVID-19 with 1 patient contracting it from "close contact"

Mar 10 2020, 4:04 pm

The Province of Ontario has confirmed two new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total in the province to 36.

One patient was a female in her 30s in Peel Region, according to the province’s update Monday afternoon.

The woman’s transmission is listed through “close contact” and is now is self-isolation.

Peel Public Health told Daily Hive that the case is not travel related but resulted from close contact with another positive COVID-19 patient in the GTA.

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The second case, a man in his 40s who presented himself to St. Joseph’s Health Centre, was reported on Tuesday morning.

The male patient had a recent travel history to Switzerland and is now in self-isolation.

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In a press conference on Monday, Dr. David Williams Chief Medical Officer said, there is no evidence of community transmission and that all people who have so far tested positive for the virus have had a travel history or have been in close contact with someone who has recently travelled.

According to the province, 31 cases are still active and five cases have now been resolved.

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