Monday, 06 April, 2020


Ontario adds 85 new cases of COVID-19

Doug Ford expands COVID-19 state of emergency, orders all non-essential services in Ontario to shut down Ontario sees biggest jump in coronavirus cases with 85 new ones confirmed
Kristine Garrett | 26 March, 2020, 06:58

This is the biggest single-day increase in new cases in Ontario so far.

"If there's more cases, it becomes just not possible to take care of everybody's well being enough to satisfy [a business] owner's conscience", John Rasenberg, president and founder of JMR Electric Ltd., an electrical and mechanical contractor based in Exeter, Ont., said in an interview. The province generally defines institutions as long-term care homes, correctional facilities and mental health facilities.

Dr. Theresa Tam told the Senate on Wednesday that both Canadian Blood Services and Hema-Quebec have put "amazing" systems in place to screen donors for symptoms of COVID-19 before allowing them into the blood donation centres.

Ontario reported 85 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, bringing the provincial total to 588, as non-essential businesses in the province prepared to close.

Most of the patients were listed as self-isolating at home with the exception of 14 people who were listed as hospitalized, five people who were listed as being in an institution and three people that were specifically listed as being in isolation at a long-term care home. Kingston Frontenac Lennox Addington confirmed two of the patients are under 18, a male and female, who had been in close contact with a positive case and are in self-isolation.

"To all the snowbirds and the Canadians returning home from overseas, you must self-isolate".

About 57 per cent of all confirmed cases with ages listed involved people in their 40, 50s or 60s while about 24 per cent involved people in their 20s or 30s and 17 per cent involved elderly people in their 70s, 80s or 90s.

Williams said that while Ontario is still anxious about a surge of new cases with both March Break travellers and snowbirds returning, fewer people are showing up seeking emergency care.

Health officials say they are not surprised that we saw another 80 confirmed cases by the end of Monday, with the high number of people returning to the country.

Six other COVID-19 patients have died in Ontario.

A Milton man in his 50s died of the virus last week.

Health officials are also keeping an eye on Ontario's jails as it tracks the spread of the novel coronavirus. "Do not call 911 unless it is an emergency".

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