Tracking every case of COVID-19 in Canada

By | March 13, 2020

March 20 – The total of COVID-19 patients in the province rose to 318, as Ontario health officials confirmed 50 additional cases of the novel coronavirus by day’s end.

March 19 – Officials announced 43 new cases and one death in the province, bringing Ontario’s total to 258 cases confirmed. A man in his 50s with underlying health conditions became the province’s second death.

March 18 – Ontario confirmed 25 new cases (two of which were already included in the CTV News tally on Tuesday). Most of those cases involve people who recently travelled to places such as the United States, the Caribbean, Mexico and Europe, or who are in close contact with other confirmed cases. Three of the new cases are in Toronto.

March 17 – Thirteen new cases were announced in Ontario, including one death. On Tuesday, Ontario’s health minister confirmed that a 77-year-old man in the Muskoka region had died. The virus was discovered after the man’s death, and as of Tuesday morning, it was unclear whether the virus was the cause of death. A fourteenth case was announced late Tuesday night in Algoma, Ont.

March 16 – Thirty-two new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Ontario, bringing the provincial total to 177.

March 15 – Health officials confirmed 42 new cases of COVID-19, marking the biggest single-day jump since Ontario public health began tracking cases. Of the 42 new cases, there are 14 in Toronto, five in Peel, five in Ottawa, three in Hamilton, three in York Region, two in Waterloo, two in Durham, two in Simcoe-Muskoka, two in Grey-Bruce, one in Niagara, one in Haliburton-Kawartha-Pineridge, one in Peterborough and the location of one case listed as “pending.” All but one case is currently in self-isolation. The patient from Simcoe-Muskoka has been hospitalized.

March 14 – Ontario’s ministry of health reported 24 new cases of COVID-19 in the province, including nine cases in the city of Toronto. At least two of the latest cases cited travel to the United States as the cause of infection, while two others transmitted the virus while travelling in Asia.

March 13 – 19 new cases were confirmed, involving 8 women, 6 men, 5 with details yet to be confirmed. They involve travel to or close contact with someone who had travelled to the United States, Egypt and elsewhere. Eighteen of the new cases were in self-isolation, 17 were in the Greater Toronto Area and another was from the Waterloo region. A woman in her 80s from the Niagara region was hospitalized.

March 12 – Ontario health officials announced 17 new cases of COVID-19, including patients in the Toronto, Peel, Waterloo and Muskoka regions. All have been released are in an self-isolation.

Most notably, one of the new cases involved a baby boy who came in close contact with another patient. He was treated at the North York General Hospital in Toronto before being released.

Among the 17 cases, 13 have connections to recent travel, while the other four came in close contact with patients who’ve already tested positive for the virus.

An 18th case was added late in the evening: Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, wife of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, tested positive for COVID-19. She had recently returned from a trip to Britain. The prime minister said he was not showing any symptoms but was self-isolating for two weeks as a precaution.

March 11 – Five new cases were reported across Ontario.

Ottawa’s first case involves a man in his 40s who recently travelled to Austria. He is self-isolating at home after visiting the Ottawa hospital. As of March 9, Austria reported 182 cases of the virus.

Three patients in the Greater Toronto Area tested positive for the virus. Those patients include a woman in her 30s who recently travelled to Egypt, and a man and a woman in their 30s who recently travelled to the U.S. The man sought care at Toronto Western Hospital and the woman attended Hamilton Health Sciences. Both are self-isolated at home.

The fifth case involves a woman in her 40s who recently travelled to the U.S. She is in self-isolation.

March 10 – Ontario health officials confirmed the province’s 36th case, a man in his 40s who travelled to Switzerland and was in self-isolation. The 37th case was reported later in the same day — a patient in Sudbury. The Sudbury man had recently travelled to Toronto for the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada conference on March 2 and 3. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke at the conference on March 2.

March 9 – Ontario reported three new cases. The first two involved a man in his 80s and a woman in her 70s who recently travelled to Iran, and were tested at North York General Hospital.

That evening, Ontario confirmed its third new case of the day: a woman in her 30s who was tested at the Brampton Civic Hospital. She had come in close contact with someone who had previously tested positive for the virus. All three are self-isolating.

March 8 – A woman in her 40s who had returned from Colorado on March 2nd was the 29th confirmed case in Ontario. She was seen at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and was in self-isolation.

Later in the day, a woman in her 60s who returned from France on March 2 and was tested at Scarborough Health Network – General Site on March 7 and a man in his 60s who returned from Washington, D.C. on March 3 and was tested at North York General Hospital on March 7, were confirmed as the province’s 30th and 31st cases.

That evening, a man in his 50s who was tested at Brampton Civic Hospital and recently travelled to Germany was also confirmed to have the virus. He is self-isolating. 

March 6 – Ontario’s Ministry of Health announced five more confirmed cases, including the wife of the province’s 23rd patient and bringing the province’s total confirmed cases to 28.The woman and man, both in their 60s, were aboard the Grand Princess Cruise Shipthat sailed in February to Mexico. The couple returned to Canada on Feb. 28 and were tested at Trillium Health Partners – Mississauga Hospital.

A man in his 40s who had travelled to Las Vegas and returned on Feb. 28, was tested at Toronto Western Hospital. The third new case was a man in his 50s who returned home from Iran on Feb. 27 and was tested at North York General on March 3. The two latest cases were a man in his 20s who returned from Italy on March 3 and was tested at Mount Sinai Hospital and a woman in her 60s who returned from Iran on March 2 and was tested at Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital. All cases were in self-isolation at home.

March 5 – The province confirmed two new cases involving a woman in her 50s who returned from Italy on March 3 and went to Kitchener, Ont.’s Grand River Hospital with mild symptoms. The other case was a man in his 60s who recently returned from Iran on Feb. 29. Both went into self-isolation at home.

Peel Regional Health later confirmed the province’s 23rd case, a man in his 60s who was aboard the Grand Princess Cruise Ship out of San Francisco from February 11-21 and returned to Canada on February 28.

March 3 – Two new cases involving residents in the Greater Toronto Area were confirmed, bringing the Ontario total to 20. A woman in her 70s from York Region who came back from Egypt on Feb. 20 was tested on March 1, while a man in his 50s who returned from Iran on Feb. 25 was tested at North York General on Feb. 29. Both were in self-isolation.

March 2 – Three new cases were confirmed in Ontario, bringing Canada’s total to 27. 

A Toronto woman in her 60s, who returned from Egypt on Feb. 20, was tested at Mackenzie Health in Richmond Hill on Feb. 29 and went into self-isolation.

Another woman in her 70s, who also returned from Egypt on Feb. 20, is the roommate of a confirmed case in North York.

A man in his 60s, who recently returned from Iran, is a close contact of another case in North York.

March 1 – Ontario confirmed four new cases.

A Toronto man in his 50s, temporarily living in Vaughan, was tested at Mackenzie Health on Feb. 28. He is the brother of one of the previously reported cases with a travel history to Iran. He had no community exposure and was in self-isolation.

A man in his 40s and the husband the 34-year-old woman confirmed on Feb. 29 was tested at Mackenzie Health in Richmond Hill on Feb 28. He had returned with his wife and toddler from Iran on Feb. 26 and self-isolated prior to developing symptoms.

A man in his 60s, who had returned from Iran on Feb. 23, was tested on Feb. 28 at North York General Hospital, discharged and went into self-isolation the same day.

A female in her 70s from Newmarket is a contact of, and was in Egypt with the eighth case that was reported on Feb. 28. She was seen at Southlake Regional Health Centre on Feb. 29, tested, and went into self-isolation.

Feb. 29 – Ontario confirmed three new cases of COVID-19

A 34-year-old woman, with a travel history to Iran, was tested at Mackenzie Health in Richmond Hill on Feb. 27, one day after arriving in Toronto. She was not admitted, but was in self-isolation.

A 51-year-old woman, who returned to Toronto from Iran on Feb. 22, went to a clinic in Ajax on Feb. 28. She was tested at Lakeridge Health Ajax Pickering, discharged and put in self-isolation.

Her 69-year-old husband, who accompanied her to the clinic and hospital was also tested, discharged, and put in self-isolation. He did not have any recent travel history to Iran.Feb. 28 – A man in his 50s who arrived in Toronto on Feb. 25 with a travel history to Iran, was the province’s seventh case and Canada’s 15th. He went to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre on Feb. 26, was tested and discharged the same day and went into self-isolation.

A man in his 80s, with a travel history to Egypt, was Ontario’s eighth case. He arrived in Toronto on Feb. 20 and went to Scarborough Health Network’s General Hospital on Feb. 27. He was tested and discharged the same day, and was in self-isolation.

Feb. 27 – The husband of Ontario’s fifth case, a man in his 60s, tested positive for the virus and was in self-isolation at home.

Feb. 26 – A Toronto woman in her 60s with a travel history to Iran was the 12th confirmed case in Canada and Ontario’s fifth case. She went to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre on Feb. 24 where she was tested and discharged the same day, and went into self-isolation.

Feb. 23 – A woman in her 20s from Toronto was the 10th presumptive case in Canada and fourth in Ontario. She arrived from China and went to North York General Hospital on Feb. 21 and was tested. She was discharged and went into self-isolation at home.

Jan. 31 – Ontario confirmed its third case in London. A woman in her 20s arrived in Toronto from China on Jan. 23 without any symptoms. She began exhibiting symptoms the next day, on Jan. 24, was tested the same day and was otherwise in isolation at home. Status: Recovered as of Feb. 12.

Jan. 27 – Ontario confirmed its second presumptive case in Toronto. The patient, who had been in self-isolation at home since returning to Canada, is the wife of the first patient. Status: Recovered as of Feb. 23.

Jan. 25 – The first case was reported in Toronto, Ontario. On Thursday, Jan 23, a patient was admitted to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre with a fever and respiratory symptoms and put under isolation. The patient had just returned from Wuhan, China, where the outbreak began, but had taken precautions since leaving China. Status: Recovered as of Feb. 23.

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