Third Ontario coronavirus patient is "no longer infectious"

Feb 12 2020, 5:49 am

The third confirmed case of coronavirus in Ontario has been resolved.

According to Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health, the individual is no longer infectious with the virus.

“On January 31, we reported a confirmed case located in London, Ontario. Additional testing has been conducted by both the Public Health Ontario Laboratory and the National Microbiology Lab (Winnipeg),” said Dr. Williams. “The case has had two negative tests at least 24 hours apart and is therefore considered to be resolved. This means the individual is no longer infectious with the 2019 novel coronavirus.”

There have been three confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ontario.

The first two cases are a husband and wife in their mid-50s, who were last confirmed to be at home recovering.

The third Ontario patient was a female in her 20s in London, according to health officials. She is the first case to be officially resolved by the province.

“I want to reassure everyone that the risk from 2019 novel coronavirus to Ontarians remains low,” said Dr. Williams.

There are currently 19 cases under investigation in Ontario, as of February 11.

The Government of Ontario

Besides Ontario, there are four confirmed coronavirus cases in BC.

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