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Coronavirus: Canada confirms first virus case, second is ‘presumptive’

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The health authorities have said that the woman’s case is still listed as “presumptive,” pending final confirmation by a national lab in Winnipeg. Nearly 20 people are being monitored.
The Canadian health authorities on Monday confirmed the country’s first case of Coronavirus. Authorities say that the patient’s wife has also been tested positive of coronavirus that originated in China where more than 80 people were killed.

Health authorities also have said that the woman’s case is still listed as “conjecture,” waiting for final confirmation by the national laboratory in Winnipeg. Nearly 20 people are being monitored.

The man, who confirmed to have been infected with the coronavirus, was in his 50s. He arrived in Toronto in Canada on January 22, from Wuhan, the epicenter of the epidemic. He is currently being treated in isolation at a hospital in Montreal.

His wife, who had traveled with him, is believed to have contracted the virus and in self-isolation, AFP reported.

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He qualified risk to others in Ontario as “low,” given that she had isolated herself. “We also had 19 people under investigation for whom results are pending,” associate medical director of the province, said.

China continues to reel under the deadly coronavirus epidemic on Monday with the death toll due to the sharp rise to 80 in the middle of the country’s National Health Commission reported 2,744 confirmed cases of suffering fatal to date.

The Commission also called the condition of 461 people were treated for the virus, officially known as 2019-nCoV, as “critical”.

The Commission said that during the last 24 hours, 769 new confirmed cases, 3,806 new suspected cases and 24 deaths from the disease were reported.

On Sunday, pneumonia situation has resulted in a total of 80 deaths, while 51 people have been recovered and 5794 remains as a suspect patient.

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