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Canada now has four confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, though health officials say the latest Ontario case is a mild one and there’s no evidence of heightened risk to the public. A woman in her 20s who is a university student in London, Ont., returned to Canada from the affected area in China on Jan. 23, Ontario health officials said Friday, but didn’t show any symptoms until the next day. “Protocols and procedures were followed excellently, in such a way that there’s been no risk at all to Ontarians or to the health system in this process,” said Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health. Initial testing in Ontario actually showed the woman was negative for the virus, but tests at the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg came back as “weakly positive,” Williams said.