19 people under observation for possible coronavirus infection; two confirmed

Article Link: https://www.cp24.com/news/19-people-under-observation-for-possible-coronavirus-infection-two-confirmed-1.4784787

Discussion posted by: JohnF44

Canadian medical officials have confirmed a second case of coronavirus in Toronto and are closely watching an additional 19 people who have respiratory symptoms and travelled to the Hubei region of China, while laboratories scrutinize their test results. Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott said the second patient is the wife of the first Canadian patient, who federal officials said departed Wuhan, China and boarded China Southern Airlines Flight CZ311, which landed at Pearson from Guangzhou, China on Jan. 22. Dr. Barbara Yaffe of Toronto Public Health said that since last week, public health officials have come into contact with 36 people who feared they were infected with 2019 novel coronavirus, the official name of the virus.