Second presumptive case of coronavirus confirmed in Toronto

Second presumptive case of coronavirus confirmed in Toronto

Ontario’s ministry of health has confirmed a second presumptive case of coronavirus in Canada, two days after the first was confirmed at Sunnybrook Hospital.

In a news release sent on Monday morning, the province says chief medical officer of health Dr. David Williams has confirmed that the wife of the first coronavirus patient in Canada has also tested positive for the virus at Ontario’s public health laboratory.

“We are working alongside Toronto Public Health, who has been in regular contact with the individual during their self-isolation period,” said Dr. Williams. “Given the fact that she has been in self-isolation, the risk to Ontarians remains low.”

A news conference will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Queen’s Park to brief the public.

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Tom Yun is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star’s radio room in Toronto. Follow him on Twitter: @thetomyun

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