Four new coronavirus cases diagnosed in Halton

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Four new cases of coronavirus have been diagnosed in the Halton Region. 

According to the province’s COVID-19 website, two women in their 50s were diagnosed after traveling to the Caribbean (one also went to the U.S.). The site also says a woman in her 50s was diagnosed after traveling to the U.S., and that a man in his 40s was recently diagnosed. 

All four are self-isolating.  

The cases were confirmed as of 2:00 pm on March 18.

As of Monday, March 16, Halton had four cases of coronavirus. This brings the total to eight.  

According to the website, there are currently 206 cases in Ontario, with 3,379 possible cases under investigation. Five cases of the virus have been resolved and 10,305 people have tested negative. 

One person, a 77-year-old male, has died with the virus. It's not yet clear if coronavirus caused his death. 

Two new cases of coronavirus have also been diagnosed in the Region of Peel, according to the province’s COVID-19 website

According to the website, a male in his 20s was diagnosed after traveling to Europe and coming into close contact with another patient. The site also says a woman in her 60s was diagnosed after coming into close contact with someone with the virus.

Both people are in self-isolation. 

Cover photo courtesy of The Canadian Press

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