3 more dead as Ontario confirms 135 new known coronavirus cases

Mar 27 2020, 9:11 am

The Province of Ontario has confirmed 135 new known cases of COVID-19, bringing the total up to 993 confirmed cases, as of Friday morning.

Three more patients have died of the illness, according to the province’s most recent update.

Eight cases have been resolved, and 18 are now deceased. There are also 10,074 known cases currently under investigation.

The details for all 135 new known cases are pending, rendering locations, mode of transmission, and whether individuals are in isolation or in hospital unknown at this time.

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On Wednesday, the province confirmed that Ontario patients who have tested positive for coronavirus will no longer need tests to confirm if they are negative after the 14 day self-isolation period.

Dr. Barbara Yaffe, the province’s Associate Medical Officer of Health, confirmed, “if the case is not hospitalized, they’re not a health care worker, they recover, they feel fine, and it’s been 14 days since they became ill, we’re saying they can be considered resolved.”

Yaffe said public health units were informed of the change this week.

At the end of the day on March 26, there were 4,043 known cases of coronavirus confirmed in Canada.

This morning’s update in Ontario brings the country’s known total to 4,178.

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