Jump of 100 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Ontario

26 Mars, 2020, 05:11 | Auteur: Therese Cote
  • Ontario Premier Doug Ford

In Newfoundland, a 53-year-old woman was arrested this week in Corner Brook for allegedly violating provincial public health orders to self-isolate.

The brutal economic reality was apparent in a new poll: Close to half of those asked reported someone in their house had lost work because of the outbreak.

The federal cash bill, passed in the early hours after wrangling between the government and Opposition, which complained the initial form of the legislation was a "power grab" and amounted to giving the Liberals a "blank cheque".

"This new funding will provide much needed support to our province's most vulnerable as we continue to take decisive action to contain the spread of COVID-19", said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health.

Most of the cases are still pending at this time.

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Some provinces have suspended rent hikes and halted evictions due to non-payment of rent. Some labs have reported a testing backlog due to diminishing supplies of essential chemicals.

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.

"Health organizations, across all sectors, are reporting shortages of personal protective equipment", the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario said in a statement. Ontario has more than 200 ventilators in surplus and recently secured the purchase of 300 more. Health officials say 10,000 people are under investigation for the virus with it now taking up to six days for results to come back.

Residents are reminded to wash their hands frequently and stay home unless it is not possible to do so. Quebec and Ontario, for example, have ordered all non-essential businesses shut down.

About 57 per cent of all confirmed cases with ages listed involved people in their 40, 50s or 60s while about 24 per cent involved people in their 20s or 30s and 17 per cent involved elderly people in their 70s, 80s or 90s.

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