Ontario confirms 50 new coronavirus cases in the largest single day jump

Mar 20 2020, 3:12 pm

The Province of Ontario confirmed 50 new cases of COVID-19, the largest jump in a single day, bringing the total up to 308 cases as of Friday morning.

Five have been resolved, and two are deceased. There are also currently 5,485 cases under investigation.

According to the provincial update, two new cases are in Toronto.

Other new cases have been located in: Ottawa, Eastern Ontario, Halton, Peel, Hamilton, Peterborough’ Hasting Prince Edward, Waterloo, Durham, York, and other pending locations.

All of the patients are currently in self-isolation.


Both cases in Toronto contracted the virus through “close contact.” Both patients are female, one is in her 50s and the other is in her 40s.

Seven other cases throughout the province also contracted the disease through close contact, while other patients had recently travelled to the Caribbean, Portugal, Bahamas, and the USA.

Two patients in Peterborough contracted the virus from a recent cruise ship vacation, while three others got is specifically from a Caribbean cruise ship.

The rest of the cases are pending.


On Thursday afternoon, the City of Toronto announced 128 confirmed coronavirus cases with 11 individuals currently hospitalized.

Ontario’s second coronavirus-related death was also confirmed on Thursday. There have currently been 10 coronavirus-related deaths in Canada.

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