Ontario health officials report 8th confirmed case of novel coronavirus


The news release said she had a travel history to Iran and had a dry cough, runny nose, shortness of breath and a headache.

She was wearing a mask when she arrived at the hospital.

"Due to the low severity of symptoms and the condition of the patient, the patient was not admitted to hospital". The patient is in self-isolation, per protocols, where she remains, Ontario Health said.

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. She developed symptoms on the flight before she returned to Toronto.

The other two cases are a 51-year-old woman and her 69-year-old husband, who tested postiive at Lakeridge Health Ajax Pickering.

York Regional Health officials said they are waiting on tests from the husband and child.

When she returned home, her husband, who had not been to Iran with her, also started to show symptoms of the virus.

The flights include the business class section of Qatar Airways flight QR 483 and QR 163, Air Canada flight AC 883, while the GO bus was the #40 EB sitting on the upper deck.

Despite the new case, health officials are reminding Torontonians that their chances of contracting the virus remain low. He said it could take time before officials can get the flight manifests.

"We believe in aggressive contact followup".

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February 6, 2020: Henry announces two new cases of COVID-19 in B.C., noting both people were in the same household as the woman diagnosed with the province's second case.

February 27, 2020: Quebec public health officials report the province's first presumptive case, a woman from the Montreal region who recently returned from Iran.

"I think you have to - instead of (acting) on speculation and fear - go back to the data, look at the information, ask your authorities on what the risk is".

"We are closely monitoring the situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) and following the guidance from Public Health Ontario as well as our national and local public health agencies". On Feb. 28, 2020, she went to an Ajax clinic with symptoms of a cough, body aches and chills.

She was wearing a mask on arrival at the hospital, a news release said. She now remains in self-isolation.

Officials say the patient is a man in his 80s with a travel history to Egypt.

The government noted that Ontario's first three cases are all resolved, with each of those patients having two consecutive negative tests at least 24 hours apart. "The man was discharged home the same day and, per protocols, went into self-isolation where he remains", the release states. She was later discharged and put in self-isolation.

Lakeridge Health said in a statement that it will continue to actively work with the all health officials on a coordinated response.

January 25, 2020: A man in his 50s who arrived in Toronto from Wuhan, China, the epicentre of the outbreak, becomes the first "presumptive" case of the new coronavirus in Canada.

Health officials say her symptoms are minor.