Province officially prohibiting gatherings of five or more people

Elias Hubbard
March 29, 2020

The province is now also reporting 21 deaths attributed to COVID-19, though in two of those cases the cause of death is not lab-confirmed.

Of Ontario's 1,142 known coronavirus cases, 16% are due to community spread, Yaffe added.

There are still 7,203 cases under investigation in the province.

Two of those deaths are awaiting confirmation from a lab that they were, in fact, a result of the virus.

"We are acting on the best advice of our chief medical officer of health and other leading public health officials across the province", Elliott said.

"I am asking everyone again to make every effort possible to ensure the safety of the community by practising physical distancing and staying home".

Everyone who enters CHEO is screened for COVID-19 symptoms and only asymptomatic people are permitted to enter the building.

Medical Officer of Health Dr.

Ontario reported another 211 cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases to 1,355.

Generally, statistics for official diagnoses should be viewed with caution. The US now has more than 113,000 known cases, far more than the approximately 82,000 known cases in China.

On Saturday evening, Ontario introduced a new measure limiting gatherings to no more than five people.

Previously, social gatherings had been limited to 50 people, however as cases of coronavirus disease in the province continue to rise, this has been reduced to a maximum of just five people per gathering. It also deosn't apply to the childcare centres that remain open to care for the kids of first responders and frontline health care workers.

He said the heads of companies found guilty of gouging could face fines of up to $500,000 and a year in jail.

Ford said corporations may be fined as much as $10 million.

"I'm coming after them with a vengeance".

Premier Doug Ford says he is looking to limit gatherings to no more than five people.

The CHEO employee that tested positive for COVID-19 is now in self-isolation and doing well.

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