1 new case of monkeypox virus confirmed in Toronto, 23 cases under investigation: TPH

FILE - This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner/CDC via AP, File).

Toronto Public Health (TPH) says one new case of the monkeypox virus has been confirmed.

In a series of tweets Thursday afternoon, TPH said as of Thursday at 3 p.m., there have been nine positive cases of monkeypox and 23 cases that are under investigation.

“There is 1 new lab-confirmed case since our last update,” the tweet reads.

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TPH said it will “continue to keep the public informed with updated data” Monday to Friday at 3 p.m.

The health unit announced the first lab-confirmed case of the virus in the city on May 26.

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