Published: Mon, March 23, 2020
Health Care | By Cedric Leonard

COVID-19: Ontario total passes 500, Ottawa confirms three more cases

COVID-19: Ontario total passes 500, Ottawa confirms three more cases

According to Ontario Health standards, individuals can be tested if they exhibit the symptoms of COVID-19 and have travelled or been in close contact with someone who is confirmed COVID-19 positive or has travelled and also has symptoms.

Ontario has tested 26,420 people for COVID-19 and 8,361 patients are now under investigation, while 17,634 have come back negative.

"Because most cases are mild and undetected, I want to emphasize the importance that everyone needs to treat all interactions with others as a potential source of transmission of COVID-19", Etches said in a media briefing Sunday afternoon.

Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, says that over 98,000 people in Canada have been tested to date-more cases of COVID-19 are being diagnosed across Ontario.

He later sought help at the Trillium Health Partners - Mississauga Hospital on March 14 and died on March 21, 2020.

Once you complete the assessment, some of the next steps you may be told to take include to continue to practice social distancing, self-isolate or call a primary care provider or Telehealth Ontario. "Please stay home, stay safe and take care of each other".

"That is why it is so important that we all continue to do everything we can to stop the spread of COVID-19".

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Two Hamilton residents have also been diagnosed with COVID-19-a man in his 40s and a woman in her 70s. On Sunday, Ottawa's medical officer of health Dr.

Dr. Kurji said following a coroner's investigation, it was determined that the woman had contracted COVID-19. Both are self-isolating.

Mayor John Tory said the city's first death related to COVID-19 is a tragic reminder of the deadly consequences facing everyone.

"Today is a very sad day for us and especially the family and loved ones of the man who passed away", she said in the statement while extending her condolences.

As the new patients were confirmed, officials stated that more than 8,361 people are now under investigation for the virus and more than 17,634 people in Ontario have tested negative thus far.

Three new deaths were announced yesterday - a Toronto man in his 70s, a woman from York region who was also in her 70s and a man from the Haliburton area in his 80s.

A woman in her 60s from the Ottawa-area Eastern Ontario Health Unit who had close contact with a confirmed case.

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