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COVID-19 cases in Canada jump after Ontario record 39 new cases

Last Updated Mar 15, 2020 at 1:09 pm PDT

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, orange, emerging from the surface of cells, green, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, NIAID-RML

The number of COVID-19 cases in Ontario has jumped, with 39 new cases recorded in the province Sunday

In Canada, 249 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed

OTTAWA (NEWS 1130) — Ontario has announced it has recorded 39 more confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the provincial total to 142 on Sunday.

This increase marks the highest single-day jump in confirmed cases in the province to date.

Government figures suggest the majority of the cases are concentrated in southern Ontario.

There are currently 1316 cases under investigation, and five of the total cases have been resolved.

Meanwhile, Nova Scotia and Manitoba have each confirmed three new possible cases of COVID-19 Sunday.

In Canada, 299 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed.