There are currently no cases of coronavirus under investigation in Ontario

Feb 18 2020, 9:16 am

There are zero cases of coronavirus under investigation in Ontario, according to the province.

The Government of Ontario provided updated information concerning the virus, showing that in the province 421 people have been tested with 418 cases confirmed negative.

There were two confirmed positive cases and one case was resolved.

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Cases of coronavirus in Ontario / chart courtesy of Ministry of Health

The three cases in Ontario were a husband and wife from Toronto, who are currently still listed as “confirmed positive,” and a Western University student, whose case was resolved last week.

According to the province, all three patients recently visited Wuhan China, where the coronavirus outbreak originated.

The Ministry of Health is ensuring that all people with any kind of respiratory infection or flu-like symptoms are tested, as symptoms for the virus are very similar. This means that people with the flu are likely to be tested out of caution but are unlikely to be infected with the 2019 novel coronavirus.

fifth person in British Columbia was presumed to be infected with COVID-19 bringing the total number of cases in Canada to eight, health officials said on Friday.

According to the BC Centre for Disease Control, BC has tested over 500 people for the disease, as of February 13.

So far, there have been 49, 070 confirmed cases globally with 1, 383 deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) last updated.