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Ministry of Health coronavirus situation report #41

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Situation:

  • 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.

Actions Taken:

  • 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.

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