Addressing concerns about the adequate supply of ventilators for COVID-19 patients in hospital, Roumeliotis said more than 500 devices are available in the eastern region of Ontario and that an additional surplus is available from the Ontario Ministry of Health.
The increase comes after the province confirmed a record 60 new cases on Friday and 59 on Saturday.
Public Health Sudbury and District (PHSD) confirmed the third case of COVID-19 in the area Sunday, to be a woman in her 40s who flew home from Geneva, Switzerland on March 11.
Other measures recommended for your protection - and the protection of others - including washing your hands often with soap and water, sneezing and coughing into your sleeve, avoiding any face touching, staying at home when you're sick, and cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects.
Health officials in Toronto and York Region have confirmed Ontario's fourth and fifth deaths related to COVID-19. However, he said it's unknown at this time when she became infected.
Dr. Kurji was asked how a woman who was so sick that she died hours upon arriving in Toronto was allowed to board a plane in the first place. Both are self-isolating.
So far, 17,634 people have tested negative for COVID-19 in Ontario.
"Our efforts are needed as a community".
This total includes the first case of COVID-19 reported in the Northwest Territories Sunday, after the individual in question travelled to British Columbia and Alberta before returning home to Yellowknife.
Dr. Etches says social-distancing is important for everyone, especially for people over the age of 55.
The province is reporting 47 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, bringing the total in the province to 424.
Few details are known about the new cases at this point as the vast majority have their location and means of transmission listed as "pending". The other 40 cases are confirmed positive, but all other information is listed as "pending".