Ontario reports 50 new COVID-19 cases; provincial total at 308, including 2 dead

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TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 50 new COVID-19 cases today, bringing the total in the province to 308.

That’s the largest single-day increase in new cases.

The total includes five resolved cases and two deaths.

No information is listed for about half of the new cases, but two people are listed as being hospitalized and four are in a long-term care home in the Durham Region.

It’s not yet known how the four people in the long-term care facility — ranging in age from 60s to 90s — contracted the virus.

Premier Doug Ford is set to make an announcement later today related to COVID-19 with his health and education ministers.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 19, 2020.

The Canadian Press

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