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There are now 1,430 cases of coronavirus confirmed in Canada

The coronavirus pandemic continues to rip through Canada, with nearly 1,500 patients now confirmed to have been infected just one week after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau closed the border to international visitors.

As of Monday morning at 9 a.m., the Public Health Agency of Canada was reporting 1,470 cases of COVID-19 across the country (40 presumptive, 1,430 confirmed) along with 20 deaths as a result of the outbreak.

Ontario currently leads the tally with 425 confirmed cases, followed by B.C. with 424.

Alberta and Quebec have recorded 259 and 221 cases of the virus, respectively, while Saskatchewan is reporting 33 and Nova Scotia 28. 

Only Yukon and Nunavut have yet to be touched by the deadly virus, according to to the federal government's most-recently updated stats, though this is likely to change, as Yukon's chief medical health officer announced late Sunday night that the territory had just recorded its first two cases of COVID-19.

As of March 22, the World Health Organization (WHO) was reporting 292,142 confirmed cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus globally.

Nearly 12,800 people have now died as a result of the outbreak, which is thought to have originated in Wuhan, China late last year.

Of the cases confirmed worldwide, more than half have been recorded in Europe.

Some 19,685 cases have now been confirmed in North and South America, with 252 deaths in total.

"As COVID-19 cases continue to increase, many countries are requesting individuals to stay at home in self-quarantine," reads the WHO's latest situation report.

This remains true in Canada, where officials from all levels of government are asking citizens to stay home if at all possible and self-quarantine for 14 days after travelling outside the country.

Canada has yet to implement any sort of federal order mandating that people stay indoors, though Health Minister Patty Hajdu did say over the weekend that such measures are being considered.

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