Third Ontario coronavirus patient is "no longer infectious"

Henrietta Brewer
February 13, 2020

The message comes on the same day that London's one and only confirmed case of COVID-19 has now been resolved.

Early Wednesday, the Ontario's Ministry of Health announced the infected London woman is returning to her normal activities almost three weeks after she developed symptoms and was put in self-isolation in her home.

However, Ontario's first two confirmed cases, a husband and wife who returned from China in late January, have not yet been cleared.

The case was tested by the Public Health Ontario Laboratory and the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg.

Across the province, the Ministry of Health's daily tracking data show nine potential coronavirus cases under investigation. "The case has had two negative tests at least 24 hours apart and is therefore considered to be resolved", Dr. David Williams, the province's Chief Medical Officer of Health, confirmed in a written statement sent out Wednesday.

"If you are returning from Hubei, China in the next 14 days, you need to report to public health", says Summers.

Ontario's chief medical officer of health says the London woman who was the province's third case of COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus, is no longer infected.

The illness has killed more than 1,100, mostly in China's heavily stricken Hubei province.

There are seven confirmed cases of coronavirus in Canada.

There are now two other cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus in Ontario, a Toronto couple in their 50s. "We also arranged for necessary tests to be done, to make sure we ruled the disease out moving forward".

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