New case of COVID-19 confirmed in Toronto
|CTVnews 26 Feb 2020 at 06:56|
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)
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.