Health officials confirm new case of coronavirus in Toronto

Health officials confirm new case of coronavirus in Toronto

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Ontario health officials have confirmed a sixth case of coronavirus, known as COVID-19, in Toronto.

The patient is the husband of a woman who was confirmed to have the virus on Wednesday.

In a news release issued Thursday morning, the province’s chief medical officer of health said the man tested positive for the virus and is currently in self-isolation.

“We are working alongside Toronto Public Health, who is now and will continue to be in regular contact with this individual during their self-isolation period,” said Dr. Williams in a news release.

Both patients are in their sixties.

Health officials say the woman, who had recently traveled to Iran, went to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre’s emergency department on Monday and was cared for at the hospital using all appropriate precautions, including being isolated as she was tested for coronavirus. The woman was discharged home the same day and, per protocols, went into self-isolation where she remains.

Toronto Public Health says it continues to actively engage in “contact tracing and case management”, including following up with the individual and their close contacts.

Officials say the risk of being infected with the virus continues to be very low for Canadians and for Ontarians in particular.

Dr. Williams will be joined by Dr. Eileen de Villa, Medical Officer of Health for Toronto, to provide an update on the situation at 3 p.m. at the Queen’s Park media studio.

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