100 new COVID-19 cases reported in Ontario this morning

James Marshall
March 26, 2020

The largest single day increase of COVID-19 is being reported in the province of Ontario with 100 new cases listed this morning.

Public Health have confirmed five new cases of COVID-19 in the region.

Provincial health officials have said increasing numbers of new cases in this period are expected, as so many Canadians return from overseas.

The death toll now stands at nine and the total number of confirmed cases at 688, which includes the nine deaths and eight resolved infections.

The data, which was recently uploaded to the province's open data portal, shows that about 71 per cent of cases where a means of transmission is listed are travel-related (153 cases) and another 22 per cent (48 cases) involve people believed to have contracted the virus from a close contact.

Information on the ninth COVID-19 victim wasn't immediately available but the eighth death was an 80-year-old woman from Heritage Green Nursing Home in Hamilton, and the seventh was a woman in her 90s who had been a resident of Hillsdale Terraces in Oshawa. Following testing, they were discharged to their respective homes to begin self-isolation, where they remain, the health unit said.

One is a woman in her 40s who was assessed in Timmins.

Both are believed to be linked to global travel. Marie area, one in Timiskaming District and one West Nipissing OPP officer. Of those cases, it appears that there are a higher number of middle-aged people who have tested positive in Ontario, though the data is far from complete.

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