3 new confirmed coronavirus cases in Ottawa, 1 hospitalized

The province of Ontario has reported three new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Ottawa, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the city so far to 24.

The new cases include a man in his 50s who tested positive for COVID-19 and is in hospital, according to a Monday morning update from the provincial government.

The province’s update didn’t specify how the hospitalized man contracted the virus.

A woman in her 50s also contracted the virus from being in close contact with another case. The third new case in Ottawa — a girl under the age of 18 — is travel-related, according to Ontario’s daily update. The two are self-isolating.

Outside of Ottawa, the province reported another confirmed case in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit: a woman in her 60s who contracted the virus through close contact. She is also self-isolating.

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