Posted March 23, 2020 11:06 am
Updated March 23, 2020 11:15 am
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2:44Coronavirus outbreak: Ontario premier says government ‘ready’ if further provincial lockdown needed
WATCH ABOVE: Coronavirus outbreak: Ontario premier says government ‘ready’ if further provincial lockdown needed. (March 21, 2020)
Ontario health officials confirmed 78 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, bringing the provincial total to 489 active cases.
This is the highest single-day jump that Ontario has seen so far in new cases.
Six people have died in the province and eight cases have resolved.
“Unfortunately, this man’s tragic passing highlights that we now have community transmission of COVID-19 in our area,” said Dr. Lynn Noseworthy, the health unit’s medical officer.
Monday’s list includes cases from Toronto, York Region, Peel Region, Halton Region, Durham Region, Hamilton, Sudbury, Ottawa, Simcoe Muskoka, Wellington Dufferin Guelph, Haliburton Kawartha Pineridge, Waterloo, Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington and Eastern Ontario health units.
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Six patients are listed as needing hospitalization.