Ontario reporting 3 new coronavirus cases, including patient who recently returned from Germany

Mar 9 2020, 3:44 pm

Ontario’s government confirmed three new positive cases of coronavirus in the province on Monday morning.

On the Province’s official coronavirus updates page, it has outlined the cases for patients 32 to 34.

A man in his 50s returned to Toronto on March 7 after recently travelling to Germany, Peel Public Health confirmed on Sunday.

The patient was seen and assessed at Brampton Civic Hospital and was later discharged where they are currently in self-isolation at home.

Peel Public Health said they are actively investigating the case and anyone who has been in close vicinity with the patient will be “contacted directly.”

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“We continue to be well prepared to respond to cases of COVID-19 in Peel. A coordinated system is functioning effectively to manage and contain cases to prevent community transmission,” Dr. Jessica Hopkins, Medical Officer of Health for the Region of Peel said. “The risk to Peel citizens is still low.”

According to Toronto Public Health, the two other cases both had recently travelled to Iran.

One patient is a man in his 80s and the other patient is a female in her 70s — both presented themselves to North York General Hospital, where they are now is self-isolation.

The news comes after three more cases were confirmed on Sunday. One case had a recent travel history from France, another from Washington DC, and the third from Colorado.

There are now 34 total cases in Ontario.

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