Ontario reports 50 new COVID-19 cases; provincial total at 308, including 2 dead


TORONTO -- Ontario is reporting 50 new COVID-19 cases today, bringing the total in the province to 308.

That's the largest single-day increase in new cases.

The total includes five resolved cases and two deaths.

According to the province’s COVID-19 website, two new cases have been diagnosed in Peel—one in a woman in her 20s and another in a man in his 40s. Both are self-isolating. 

No new cases have been diagnosed in Halton, but the region confirmed that a Milton man in his 50s with an underlying medical condition died of the virus yesterday (March 19).

Two Hamilton residents have also been diagnosed with COVID-19—a man in his 40s and a woman in her 70s. Both have recently travelled and are self-isolating. 

No information is listed for about half of the new cases, but two people are listed as being hospitalized and four are in a long-term care home in the Durham Region.

It's not yet known how the four people in the long-term care facility -- ranging in age from 60s to 90s -- contracted the virus.

Premier Doug Ford is set to make an announcement later today related to COVID-19 with his health and education ministers.

The Canadian Press

- With files from insauga.com

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