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World Canada identifies first presumptive confirmed case of coronavirus

03:20  26 january  2020
03:20  26 january  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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Canada declared on Saturday that Toronto Public Health has received notification of the first presumptive confirmed case of coronavirus in a resident who recently returned from Wuhan, a city in the Hubei province in central China, the government said in a statement.

Canada ’s first “ presumptive ” case of the deadly coronavirus that has killed more than 40 people in China and migrated to the U.S. and Europe was confirmed Saturday. Not a lot of details are yet known but health officials said a man in his 50s travelled to Toronto from Wuhan, China, where the virus first

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Canada declared on Saturday that Toronto Public Health has received notification of the first presumptive confirmed case of coronavirus in a resident who recently returned from Wuhan, a city in the Hubei province in central China, the government said in a statement.

"The individual is stable and is hospitalized" the statement added.

The individual arrived in Toronto on Jan. 22 and was hospitalized the next day after developing symptoms of respiratory illness.

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Ontario health officials have announced that a “ presumptive case ” of coronavirus has been confirmed at Toronto’s Sunnybrook hospital, as the number of infections globally The patient is a man in his 50s who had recently visited Wuhan, and felt sick after his return to Canada on January 22.

Canada has confirmed its first ‘ presumptive ’ case of 2019-nCov, the SARS-like virus that has already swept across China and found its way to the The novel coronavirus has killed at least 42 and sickened more than 1 ,300. It has led Chinese authorities to effectively quarantine Hubei province

The victim is a man in his 50s and Ontario health officials said he took private transportation home after getting down at Toronto airport.

Ontario health officials said his family members have been put into self isolation, though the government declined to give the number of people in the family.

Coronavirus has infected more than 1,400 people worldwide with most of them in China.

Australia confirmed its first four cases of the new coronavirus in two different cities on Saturday.

Malaysia confirmed four and France reported Europe's first cases on Friday, as health authorities around the world scrambled to prevent a pandemic.

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