Ontario confirms another positive case of Covid-19

Patient has a travel history to Iran

There’s another positive case of Covid-19 in Toronto.

A woman in her 60s – with a travel history to Iran, where there are 15 confirmed deaths – checked into Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre on Monday (Feb 24).

She was isolated and was tested for COVID-19 then discharged home where she went into self-isolation.

Toronto Public Health is actively engaging in contact tracing and case management, including following up with the individual and her close contacts.

Since the outbreak began, 593 people in Ontario have been tested for Covid-19 (as of Feb 25); 568 of those tests came back negative, three have been resolved, one remains positive and 21 are under investigation.

Meantime, Air Canada has extended its suspension of flight to mainland China until April as the number of cases – and the number of countries affected – continues to increase. It was expected to resume flights in March.

And, the Canadian doctor who led a team in China to study the virus says the world is not ready for a potential pandemic.

Dr. Bruce Aylward says countries should be increasing their hospital bed capacity, stocking up on ventilators and oxygen supplies, developing a quarantine plan and assessing their laboratory capabilities.

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