Ontario medical officer says province has resolved a case of coronavirus

  • Ontario medical officer says province has resolved a case of coronavirus

Ontario medical officer says province has resolved a case of coronavirus

A case of coronavirus in London has been resolved, according to the province's chief medical officer of health, Dr. David Williams.

An Ontario university student who contracted coronavirus after travelling to China last month is no longer infected with the virus, health officials confirm.

Tests conducted by Ontario's public health lab were confirmed by the national lab in Winnipeg.

A total of 285 people have been tested in Ontario so far, with three people diagnosed with the virus. She had arrived back in Canada from Wuhan, China, the epicentre of the outbreak, on January 23 and was not symptomatic.

Mild symptoms appeared the following day and she went to London Health Sciences Centre's University Hospital for treatment. She is the first case to be officially resolved by the province.

A person in London had the bug, but has now tested negative for the virus twice within a 24-hour period.

"She has no restrictions.as of Monday", Summers said.

The illness has killed more than 1,100, mostly in China's heavily stricken Hubei province. The virus can cause flu-like symptoms, including moderate to severe respiratory illnesses, fever, cough and pneumonia.

Ontario's third confirmed case of the 2019 novel coronavirus has now been resolved, the province's chief medical officer of health confirmed Wednesday. "The individual is no longer infectious with the 2019 novel coronavirus".

There are now only six confirmed cases in Canada - two in Ontario and four in British Columbia. "We're trying to make sure people are aware".