An Ontarian Has Tested Positive For The Coronavirus After Taking A Trip To Las Vegas
A trip to Sin City has lead to Ontario's 24th confirmed case of COVID-19.
Ontario has confirmed its 24th case of COVID-19 on Friday morning. The Ministry of Health states that the coronavirus case in Ontario was reported after an individual returned home from a trip to Las Vegas. The individual began showing symptoms for the virus upon returning home and was taken in for testing.
UPDATE: Toronto Public Health announced that thethat was returning home from Las Vegas had taken both the TTC and GO Transit while showing symptoms.
EARLIER: At the moment, details about the patient are sparse. However, Toronto Public Health is aware of the case and is scheduled to provide an update on the situation later today.
Currently, America has seen 12 deaths from the virus and is dealing with over 200 positive cases, according to the Washington Post.
However, this isn't the onlythat has been reported over the past few days in Ontario.
Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health, had previously confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, March 5, 2020.
A woman in her 50s tested positive after returning home from Italy, while a man in his 60s was put into self-isolation after returning home from a trip to Iran.
It was reported that all Ontarians who tested positive for the virus had been assessed and isolated.
However, Williams also noted thatisn't spreading within the province, as all confirmed cases have been linked to travel.
"At this time, the virus is not circulating locally. However, given the global circumstances, Ontario is actively working with city and health partners to plan for the potential of local spread," read a statement by the Ministry of Health on Thursday.
"The province continues to monitor this situation carefully and encourage residents to stay informed by regularly reviewing credible information sources."
Ontario firsthave all been resolved, and no Canadian deaths have been reported as a result of COVID-19.
Canadian insurance providersthat they will not cover travel cancellations related to COVID-19.
Manulife and TuGo have both released a statement claiming they won't be offering coronavirus coverage any longer, as the virus is now a "known" issue.