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Canada Ontario announces 17 new cases of COVID-19, including one baby

18:30  12 march  2020
18:30  12 march  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Visitors pass a sign warning about the spread of germs, after another case of the COVID-19 disease caused by the newly-identified coronavirus was confirmed in the city, at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) annual conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada March 1, 2020.  REUTERS/Chris Helgren © Getty Visitors pass a sign warning about the spread of germs, after another case of the COVID-19 disease caused by the newly-identified coronavirus was confirmed in the city, at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) annual conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada March 1, 2020. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 17 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total in the province to 59.

Health officials say one of the cases is a baby boy, who was in close contact with another patient and attended North York General Hospital in Toronto.

The province says it doesn't appear that any of the cases were due to community transmission.

The new patients are in regions across southern Ontario, including Toronto, Peel, Waterloo and Muskoka, and all have been released into self-isolation.

Some of the patients had recently travelled to places including the United States, Spain and Puerto Rico.

The province says it has tested more than 4,100 people for the virus so far, and the vast majority of the tests have come back negative.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 12, 2020.

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