Four more cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Ontario, raising provincial total to 41

TORONTO — Ontario health officials have confirmed four more cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), including three patients in the Greater Toronto Area and one in Ottawa, which brings the provincial total to 41.

On Wednesday morning, officials announced the four new cases on the government’s website ahead of a news conference scheduled to take place at Queen’s Park this afternoon.

The patients include a woman in her 30s, who recently travelled to Egypt. She presented herself to Mackenzie Health Hospital in Richmond Hill and now remains at home in self-isolation. York Public Health is monitoring her situation.

Two of the other patients are a man in his 30s and a woman in her 30s, who both recently travelled to the United States. The man attended Toronto Western Hospital and the woman sought care at Hamilton Health Sciences.

Toronto Public Health is monitoring his situation, while Halton Public Health is monitoring hers. They both remain at their homes in self-isolation.

The fourth patient confirmed on Wednesday is a man in his 40s, who recently travelled to Austria. He was treated at The Ottawa Hospital before being released to self-isolate at home. He is being monitored by Ottawa Public Health.

Five of the province’s 41 cases of COVID-19 have since recovered, officials said.

This is a breaking news story. More details to come.

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