Public health reports 230 monkeypox cases in Ontario, up from 156 last week – CBC

Tally has grown by 74 confirmed cases since July 11, Public Health Ontario says

Jul 19, 2022

Public Health Ontario is reporting 230 confirmed cases of monkeypox in the province, most of which are located in Toronto.

The tally as of Monday has risen by 74 cases from the 156 confirmed as of July 11.

The agency’s latest report says the cases are largely in southern Ontario, with 172 cases in Toronto, as well as one each in Sudbury and North Bay.

One of the confirmed cases is a female — which was recorded last week — and the rest of the people affected are male, with an average age of 37.

Public health says most cases are among men who report intimate contact with men, but say anyone can get monkeypox.

The report says nine people have been hospitalized with the illness and one person has been in intensive care.

There are also eight probable monkeypox cases in Ontario, all in men between the ages of 31 and 69.

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