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Ontario reports 17 new cases of COVID-19, including a baby

Five people have recovered from the virus
coronavirus
(via Vancouver Coastal Health)

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario has risen by 17 overnight to 54, including one baby at North York General Hospital, all in southern Ontario.

Ontario has approved 4,185 tests for the virus so far. Of those, 3,590 have been negative. 

There are 536 cases under investigation, with 54 confirmed positives. Five patients have recovered.

There are no deaths in Ontario attributable to COVID-19 so far.

Of the 17 new cases, all are in southern Ontario. Of the 17, 13 contracted the virus while travelling: seven into the U.S., two to destinations that haven't been confirmed, one to Europe (not specified), one to Italy, one to Spain and one to Puerto Rico.

The other transmissions came by way of close contact.

One case was reported in Hamilton, one in Peel Region, two in Waterloo area, one in Simcoe-Muskoka area, one in Halton area and the remainder in and around the Greater Toronto Area.

In Ontario, testing is being conducted at the Public Health Ontario Laboratory in collaboration with the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg.