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York Region adds 14 COVID-19 cases; Ontario 170

The region continues to see a dramatic surge in cases, totalling 126 today

As the predicted surge in COVID-19 cases following March break continues, York Region is confirming 14 new cases, totalling 126, for its first update March 26. 

Ontario reported a jump of 170 cases — at least 34 of which are in York Region  — to total 858 today.

The majority of the cases in York are close contact and travel to the U.S., London, Germany, Denmark, France, Austria and Costa Rica, the province reports. 

York Region public health has not provided additional details regrading the additional cases confirmed today due to technical issues on its dedicated website.

The number of health care workers with COVID-19 in York Region jumped from eight to 12 yesterday.

The Ontario COVID-19-related death toll remains at 13, with eight cases resolved and results waiting for 10,965 tests.

York Region public health confirmed a total of 30 new cases alone yesterday, March 25.

The number of patients in Southlake Regional Health Centre's intensive care unit more that doubled since yesterday, with five confirmed positive cases and two suspected cases awaiting test results.

Cases under investigation indicate the growth in local transmission or community spread.

Of the 112 cases in York Region for which details were provided yesterday, 41 are in Vaughan; 33 in Markham, 15 in Richmond Hill, seven in Whitchurch-Stouffville, eight in Newmarket, four in East Gwillimbury, two in Aurora and one in King Township. Location is pending in one case. One case is resolved.

Editor's Note: This article has been edited to correct the additional number of COVID-19 cases confirmed by York Regional Health for March 26.