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New case of COVID-19 confirmed in Toronto

New case of COVID-19 confirmed in Toronto
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This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)

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TORONTO -- Health officials in Ontario have confirmed new case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Toronto.

On Feb. 24, a woman in her 60s presented herself to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centres emergency department with a travel history to Iran.

"The patient was cared for at the hospital using all appropriate precautions, including being isolated as she was tested for COVID-19," health officials said in a news release on Wednesday.

Officials said after the woman was diagnosed, she was discharged home and went into self-isolation.

"Toronto Public Health is actively engaging in contact tracing and case management, including following up with the individual and her close contacts," health officials said on Wednesday.
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