By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
Canadian health officials are reporting 138 COVID-19 confirmed cases and three probable cases in the country through Thursday.
13% of cases have been hospitalized and 80% of cases are travellers and 10% are close contacts of those travellers.
One death has been reported in British Columbia.
Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, the wife of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, has tested positive for the new coronavirus and the couple are isolating themselves for at least 14 days.
Trudeau tweeted Thursday: I have some additional news to share this evening. Unfortunately, the results of Sophie’s COVID-19 test are positive. Therefore, she will be in quarantine for the time being. Her symptoms remain mild and she is taking care of herself and following the advice of our doctor.
I am feeling fine & I’m not exhibiting any symptoms of the virus, but I will also be following the advice of our doctor and I will continue to self-isolate for now. During that time, as I did today, I’ll continue to work from home and conduct meetings via video & teleconference.
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