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Ontario reports three new cases of COVID-19

Last Updated Feb 29, 2020 at 12:34 pm PDT

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Summary

Three new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Ontario

Health officials say all but one of the patients had recently travelled to Iran

There are now eight cases of the virus in B.C. and 11 in Ontario

TORONTO (NEWS 1130) — Three new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Ontario, hours after a case was confirmed in British Columbia.

Health officials say three of the new patients had recently travelled to Iran.

They say the fourth patient had not been to Iran but is married to one of the patients who did.

Health officials say the four are not showing severe symptoms and are currently in self-isolation at home.

In Ontario, health officials say the virus is still not circulating locally and the risk of infection remains low.

There are now eight cases of the virus in B.C. and 11 in Ontario.