- Case counts as of March 6, 2020:
- China: 80,559 cases; 3,042 deaths
- Asia & Oceania: 8,282 cases; 61 deaths (South Korea – 42)
- Europe: 7,477 cases; 216 deaths (Italy – 197)
- Middle East: 5,011 cases; 151 deaths (Iran – 148)
- Africa: 43 cases
- South America: 29 cases
- North America: 297 cases
- United States – 240 cases; 14 deaths
- Canada – 48 cases
- Four new cases were announced today in Ontario, bringing the cumulative total to 26 (this includes 4 resolved cases). The cases announced today include:
- A couple, both in their 60s, who were aboard the Grand Princess cruise ship of San Francisco, California. They returned on February 28 and were assessed at Trillium Health Partners; both are well and recovering at home in self-isolation.
- A male in his 50s returned from Iran on February 27 and was assessed at North York General Hospital on March 3; he is resting at home in self-isolation.
- A male in his 40s returned from Las Vegas, Nevada on February 28 and was assessed at Toronto Western Hospital; he is resting at home in self-isolation.
- In Ontario, there are 72 persons under investigation with lab results pending.
- To date, there are no COVID-19 positive cases among the repatriated Canadians in quarantine at the NAV Centre. All repatriated Canadians at the NAV Centre were released from quarantine today.
- A memo to Health System Organizations and Providers is attached to this Situation Report.
- There was an error in the telephone number for Telehealth in the Self-Monitor Fact Sheet in Farsi that was sent yesterday; a corrected version has been attached in today’s Situation Report.
- A Future scenario planning is currently underway amongst provincial partners and stakeholders at regional levels and within many sectors. Further information will be communicated as the process evolves.
- The ministry continues to work with federal and local partners to support the remaining repatriated citizens at the NAV Centre.
- As a reminder, the ministry can be contacted through the Health Care Provider Hotline for policy guidance related to COVID-19. At this time, the hotline is unable to provide clinical advice regarding the management of cases.
- 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