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Ontario Confirms 6th Positive Case of COVID-19: The Husband of Ontario’s Fifth Case Now Confirmed Positive

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TORONTO, ON. February 27, 2020 8:00 A.M. — Today, Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health, confirmed that the husband of Ontario’s fifth case of COVID-19 has tested positive for the virus. The man, in his 60s, is currently in self-isolation.

“We are working alongside Toronto Public Health, who is now and will continue to be in regular contact with this individual during their self-isolation period,” said Dr. Williams.

Toronto Public Health continues to actively engage in contact tracing and case management, including following up with the individual and his close contacts. The risk of being infected with COVID-19 continues to be very low for Canadians and for Ontarians in particular. 

Dr. Williams will be joined by Dr. Eileen de Villa, Medical Officer of Health for Toronto, to provide an update on the situation at the regularly scheduled 3:00 p.m. media briefing on Thursday, February 27 at the Queen’s Park media studio.Visit Ontario’s website to learn more about how the province continues to protect Ontarians from COVID-19.

The list of confirmed cases of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) by region is as follows:

78,497 Mainland China, 1,766 South Korea, 528 Italy, 245 Iran, 189 Japan, 93 Singapore, 92 Hong Kong, 60 U.S., 43 Kuwait, 40 Thailand, 33 Bahrain, 32 Taiwan, 26 Germany, 23 Australia, 23 Malaysia, 18 France, 16 Vietnam, 15 Spain, 15 U.K., 13 United Arab Emirates, 12 Canada, 10 Macau, 6 Iraq, 4 Oman, 4 Switzerland, 3 Israel, 3 India, 3 Philippines, 3 Croatia, 3 Austria, 3 Greece, 2 in Finland, Russia, Pakistan, Lebanon and 1 case in each of Afghanistan, Nepal, Cambodia, Norway, Algeria, Belgium, Georgia, Denmark, Brazil, North Macedonia, Romania, Estonia, Egypt and Sri Lanka.

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