More COVID-19 cases announced across Ontario, provincial total now at 41

Ontario health officials say four more cases of the new coronavirus disease, known as COVID-19,┬áhave been confirmed, bringing the province’s total to 41.

The province’s 38th coroanvirus case is a woman in her 30s who reported to Mackenzie Health in York Region. She had a recent travel history to Egypt. The woman is listed in self-isolation at home.

A man in his 30s is Ontario’s 39th case. He presented himself at Toronto Western Hospital with travel history to the U.S. and is currently in self-isolation at home.

The 40th case is a man in his 40s who went to Ottawa Hospital with symptoms and had recently travelled to Austria. He is now at home in self-isolation.

The province’s 41st case is a woman in her 30s who attended Hamilton Health Sciences with a travel history to the U.S. She is listed as self-isolating.

According to hospital’s website, the woman is a physician from the Juravinski Cancer Centre who underwent testing on March 9 after experiencing symptoms. She was officially diagnosed with COVID-19 the following day.

“She was working at the Juravinski Cancer Center the afternoon of March 9 and saw patients and interacted with colleagues and staff. Those individuals are being contacted,” Hamilton Health Sciences said.

A man in his 50s from Sudbury who recently attended a convention in Toronto was confirmed late Tuesday night as having COVID-19. His form of transmission is “pending” according to Ontario’s website.

Officials have not listed any recent travel history for the Sudbury man. It is unclear if the man’s coronavirus case was due to community spread.


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