Number of COVID-19 cases in Ontario jumps by 50

Clay Curtis
March 22, 2020

Meanwhile, Manitoba's chief public health officer Dr. Brent Roussin said Wednesday there are no new cases of COVID-19 after the number in the province almost doubled the day before.

Two Hamilton residents have also been diagnosed with COVID-19-a man in his 40s and a woman in her 70s.

The second COVID-19 related death has been confirmed in Ontario after the Halton Region Public Health was notified of a death related to COVID-19.

Theresa Tam reported Thursday a second death in Ontario from COVID-19, raising the national death toll from the virus to 10.

The warning comes as Toronto Public Health reports a paramedic, a homeless person and a resident of a long-term care facility have all tested positive for COVID-19.

Meanwhile, Hawkesbury will open rural Eastern Ontario's first COVID-19 testing station on Monday at 750 Laurier St., the regional medical officer of health has announced.

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Fabio Wajngarten, a press secretary to President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil, tested positive days after the Mar-a-Lago visit. The staffer is self-quarantined and had manageable cold-like symptoms for a period of about 36 hours, according to Pence.

He says three other staff members who came in contact with the employee were sent home to self-isolate.

Public health officials noted paramedics are highly trained in dealing with infectious illnesses and equipped with personal protective equipment that includes masks, gloves and eye protection.

The man apparently had an "underlying health condition" and was treated in Oakville and Milton in the GTA, per CTV News.

Newfoundland and Labrador do not have any confirmed cases, nor do any of the territories.

Many hospitals have implemented restrictions, including reduced or no visitors for patients.

The province has five resolved cases and two deaths.

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