Ontario Confirms 8th COVID-19 Death

Ontario sees biggest jump in coronavirus cases with 85 new ones confirmed

Ontario looks at closing playgrounds to slow spread of COVID-19

In total, there are 23 different countries listed under the travel-related cases, though officials sometimes use continental designations like "Asia" or "Europe", making it hard to fully ascertain the prevalence of COVID-19 in certain countries based on the data.

There was, however, still no transmission data for almost two thirds of the province's 588 known cases as of Tuesday as public officials continued the painstaking work of contact tracing in order to confirm or rule out community transmission.

Her comments came on the day the Ontario government released a list of essential businesses that may remain open while others must close in an effort to reduce spread of COVID-19.

The youngest new cases - where the age was available - were two woman in their 20s, one from Toronto and one from Peel.

There are 10,489 cases under investigation, and 24,458 are negative. Nineteen of the individuals are confirmed to have contracted the virus while on overseas travel to places like the U.K., Singapore, Italy, Dubai, Austria, Brazil and the USA, while five were infected from close contact with existing cases. There are now 22 cases in Brampton, four in Caledon and 36 in Mississauga. Four of the five new cases in the KFL&A region were transmitted through close contact.

He notes hospitals have been making room for more patients by cancelling elective surgeries, and the Assessment Centres have also taken some of the load off of hospitals. There have been 428 COVID-19 tests submitted locally so far, according to updated information as of 10 a.m. March 25.

A Milton man in his 50s died of the virus last week. One case is listed as "pending".

Other contracted the virus from recent travel to Spain, France, Dominican, US, Philippines, Mexico, Bahamas, Peru, UK, and Egypt.

Canadians who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 and are struggling to make ends meet anxiously awaited promised federal help on Wednesday as the countrywide pandemic toll climbed toward the 3,000 mark.

Residents are reminded to wash their hands frequently and stay home unless it is not possible to do so.

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