Ontario Confirms Second Presumptive Case of Wuhan Novel Coronavirus

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Wife of First Case, Now Confirmed Positive, has been in Self-Isolation

TORONTO — Today, Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health, confirmed that the wife of the province’s first case of Wuhan novel coronavirus has tested positive for the virus at Ontario’s public health laboratory. Since arriving in Toronto with her husband, this individual has been in self-isolation.

“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.”

Dr. Williams, joined by Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Associate Chief Medical Officer of Health, and Dr. Eileen de Villa, Medical Officer of Health for the City of Toronto, will provide an update on the emerging situation at 11:30 a.m. at Queen’s Park. A media advisory will be issued shortly with further details.


  1. This started in Wuhan China Dec 31st. We were not aware until 3weeks later. He probably didn’t even know about the virus until he got home and went to the hospital immediately with his wife. No one goes to the hospital with a common cold which is the first symptoms. This is China’s fault for withholding information until it’s an outbreak and people are dying

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