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Ministry of Health coronavirus situation report #42

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Situation:

  • Case counts as of March 7, 2020:
    • China: 80,651 cases; 3,070 deaths
    • Asia & Oceania: 8,766 cases; 68 deaths (South Korea – 48)
    • Europe: 9,350 cases; 259 deaths (Italy – 233)
    • Middle East: 6,109 cases; 148 deaths (Iran – 145)
    • Africa: 31 cases
    • Latin America and Caribbean: 48 cases
    • North America: 419 cases
      • United States – 365 cases; 16 deaths
      • Canada – 54 cases
  • Two new cases were announced last night, bringing the cumulative total to 28 (this includes 4 resolved cases). The cases announced last night include:
    • A male in his 20s who returned from Italy on March 3, 2020, and presented himself to Mount Sinai Hospital’s emergency department in Toronto. The patient was discharged home the same day where he remains in self-isolation.
    • A female in her 60s who returned from Iran on March 2, 2020, and presented herself to Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital’s emergency department, in Richmond Hill. The patient was discharged home the same day where she remains in self-isolation.
  • In Ontario, there are 36 persons under investigation with lab results pending.
  • 5 new countries/territories/areas (Colombia, Vatican City, Peru, Serbia, and Togo) have reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
  • The global number of reported cases of COVID-19 has surpassed 100,000.

Actions Taken:

  • 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.
    • The Emergency Medical Assistance Team (EMAT) has demobilized from 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