Status of Cases in Ontario Every weekday at 10:30 a.m. ET, the Ontario Ministry of Health will update its website with the most up-to-date information on the status of cases in Ontario. Please check the Ministry site directly for the latest status report.
The symptoms of the 2019 novel coronavirus, which can include fever and cough, are similar to other respiratory infections, including influenza. As a result, individuals who may simply have the flu are being tested out of an abundance of caution and in line with Ontario’s robust detection protocols. This means that most individuals who are tested are unlikely to be infected with the 2019 novel coronavirus.
The Public Health Agency of Canada has assessed the public health risk associated with 2019-nCoV as LOW for Canada. Public health risk is continually reassessed as new information becomes available. Overall, the risk to Canadian travellers abroad is low.
Regardless of the risk rate the public and health-care providers are encouraged to be vigilant to be on the lookout for suspected cases and do their part to contain the potential spread of the virus.
More information about the The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) from the Ministry of Health can be found here. The Ministry of Health has established a Health Care Provider Hotline at 1-866-212-2272. If you have any questions or concerns about how the Coronavirus might impact your practice please feel free to contact this hotline.