New Coronavirus Case In Ontario

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Canada's province of Ontario confirmed its eighth case of the Covid-19 disease caused by the newly-identified coronavirus in its capital city of Toronto, health officials said late on Friday (Feb 28). "She was discharged home and put in self-isolation, per protocols, where she remains", the statement said.

Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health, confirmed that the husband of Ontario's fifth case of COVID-19 has tested positive for the virus.

"This newly diagnosed person has a recent history of travel to Iran". This makes this case the first human to human transmission in Ontario. He was tested for the virus, discharged and sent home. "He has also been put in self-isolation, where he remains". The patient, a woman in her 20s, had travelled to the affected area in China. The province continues to carefully monitor this situation and encourage residents to stay informed by regularly reviewing credible information sources.

Durham Region Health Department contacted Lakeridge Health Ajax Pickering hospital and arranged for a time for the woman to arrive.

Iran has so far recorded 388 cases and 34 deaths.

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The next day at around 3:55 p.m., she boarded eastbound GO Transit bus number 40 at Toronto-Pearson International Airport's terminal one. The man in his 40s was in close contact with the woman who has the province's sixth case of the illness.

Dr. Karim Kurji, the York Region Medical Officer of Health, spoke to reporters at a news conference Saturday evening, saying it's the first confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in York Region. "This reinforces the importance and effectiveness of our protocols".

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"A physician assessed the patient and determined that admission to the hospital was not required due to the condition of the patient and the low severity of their symptoms", Chan said. That case has since been determined to be positive. The patient was wearing a mask on arrival.

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