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Ministry of Health coronavirus situation report #46



  • Case counts as of March 11, 2020:
    • China: 80,778 cases; 3,158 deaths
    • Asia & Oceania: 9,934 cases; 86 deaths (South Korea – 60)
    • Europe: 19,243 cases; 729 deaths (Italy – 631)
    • Middle East: 9,641 cases; 361 deaths (Iran – 354)
    • Africa: 110 cases; 2 deaths
    • Latin America and Caribbean: 124 cases; 2 deaths
    • North America: 1,107 cases
      • United States – 1,010 cases; 31 deaths
      • Canada – 97 cases; 1 death
  • Five new cases were reported today in Ontario, bringing the cumulative total to 41 (this includes 5 resolved cases).
    • All cases in Ontario so far have been travel related, with investigation ongoing to determine the source of infection for one case announced today.

·         In Ontario, there are 465 persons under investigation with lab results pending.

  • Today, the World Health Organization declared that the COVID-19 outbreak constitutes a pandemic.Ontario continues to implement enhanced measures, as announced last week, to ensure the province is prepared to respond quickly and effectively to any scenario.

 Four new countries/territories/areas (Réunion, Jamaica, Democratic Republic of Congo, Honduras) have reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. Over 100 countries have now reported laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19.

The Public Health Agency of Canada announcedtoday that one former passenger of the Grand Princess cruise ship who returned to CFB Trenton yesterday has tested positive for COVID-19.

 Actions Taken

Next Steps

  • The ministry is updating guidance documents and will distribute them once they are complete.
  • The ministry will work with and support local partners and the federal government to support repatriated citizens.
  • The ministry continues to work with health system partners to understand their needs with respect to personal protective equipment and other supplies.

Ministry of Health | Health System Emergency Management Branch  

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