By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

On Friday, the Ontario Ministry of Health announced the Province’s third confirmed case of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).


The newly confirmed case, a female in her 20s and a student at Western University, arrived asymptomatic in Toronto on January 23, 2020 and was transported to London by way of a private vehicle.

On January 24, 2020, the individual started to exhibit symptoms and that same day was assessed and tested at London Health Sciences Centre. She was released with follow up by the Middlesex-London Health Unit.

This individual has had limited exposure to other individuals and has otherwise been in isolation since January 24, 2020, with regular contact by the Middlesex-London Health Unit to monitor her condition. She is now recovered and is well.

The student has not been on Western’s campus since returning to London, and Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) officials have confirmed there is very low risk to the campus community.

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Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health said, “I want to re-emphasize that the risk to Ontarians remains low,” said Dr. Williams. “It is clear that we are learning more and more about the coronavirus each day, and our testing procedures are evolving and getting more and more precise, which is good news for everyone throughout Ontario and Canada. By working hand-in-hand with our partners across the health care system we are in a very good position to contain the virus and better protect the health and wellbeing of individuals and families across the province.”

This is the fourth confirmed case in Canada–3 in Ontario and 1 in British Columbia.