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Canada confirms 1st ‘presumptive case’ of coronavirus in Toronto

Canada confirms 1st ‘presumptive case’ of coronavirus in Toronto

Ontario health officials have announced that a “presumptive case” of coronavirus has been confirmed at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Hospital, as the number of infections globally nears 1,500.

The patient is a man in his 50s who had recently visited Wuhan, and felt sick after his return to Canada on January 22. He is now being treated in a “negative pressure” room, using all necessary precautions and protocols that were developed after the SARS outbreak to prevent the spread of the virus, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, Dr David Williams, said.

Authorities refused to reveal the patient’s identity or travel history, referring the public to a dedicated website for updates.