4 new cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in the province Ontario over the past weekend.
Each of these patients were admitted to various hospitals in the Greater Toronto Area, public health officials said.
The provinces ministry of health released the following statement:
“As a result of the co-ordinated efforts of our health care and public health system, all individuals who have tested positive have been quickly assessed and isolated.”
Each of the 4 new cases involved patients who were travelling back to Canada from Iran.
One of the patients, a 52 year old resident of Vaughan, Ont., is the brother of a Toronto man who had also travelled to Iran and was diagnosed with COVID-19. Both men are currently in self-isolation in the Vaughan area.
Another gentleman, aged 62 was diagnosed at North York General Hospital’s emergency room. He was also returning from Iran and is being monitored at the hospital.
The third patient is the spouse of a women who previously diagnosed with the illness after returning from Iran. He was check into Mackenzie Health Hospital over the past weekend.
The fourth patient is a 71 year old women who had recently just visited Egypt. The person she travelled with was diagnosed a few weeks back with the coronavirus.
The Canadian COVID-19 diagnoses now sits at 24:
8 Patients: British Columbia
1 Patient: Quebec
15 Patients: Ontario
There have been over 3,000 deaths worldwide due. to the coronavirus and there have been approximately 100,000 cases reported, with a majority in China and now in over 50 countries around the world.
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