Ontario has confirmed 2 more new positive cases of COVID-19, in addition to the 3 new cases confirmed yesterday.
Now the total cases in Ontario stands at 20. Of these, the first three cases are all resolved, with each of those patients having two consecutive negative tests at least 24 hours apart.
Currently 45 cases are under investigation in Ontario.Ontario has tested 1126 potential cases for COVID-19.
Case 1: A female in her 70s from York Region with travel history to Egypt arrived in Toronto on Thursday, February 20, 2020. She presented herself to Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital on Sunday, March 1. The hospital took all necessary precautions and followed standard operating procedures, including testing and assessment. The patient was discharged home the same day where she remains in self-isolation.
Case 2: A male in his 50s who returned from Iran on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 presented himself to North York General Hospital’s emergency department on Saturday, February 29. He was assessed and discharged home on the same day. As per protocols, he went into self-isolation where he remains.
CP 24is reporting that a security guard at York Condo at 4091 and 4101 Sheppard Avenue East was at work while symptomatic and that the management is disinfecting potentially affected areas.
What You Can Do to Reduce the Possibility of Infection:
In general, the following advice can help reduce the risk of infectionor spreading infection to others:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
- Stay home if you are sick
- When coughing or sneezing:cover your mouth and nose with your arm or tissues to reduce the spread of germs
- Immediately dispose of any tissues you have used into the garbage as soon as possible and wash your hands afterwards.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Should you wear a mask: Centre for Disease Sontrol and Prevention (CDC) does not recommend facemasks for people who are well to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19. Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).