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Case of novel coronavirus reported in Toronto

More testing is needed to confirm case
Coronavirus: Everything you need to know
Posted at 7:19 PM, Feb 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-23 19:19:28-05

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — The spread of the novel coronavirus is hitting close to a home once again, with a new case reported in Toronto.

Ontario health officials say a woman arrived in Canada from China on Friday with symptoms.

She was tested for the coronavirus, and was sent home for self isolation.

Officials say the woman's tests came back positive for the virus on Saturday.

They say it's unlikely that the woman was infectious, because she followed all protocols and wore a mask throughout her travels back to Toronto.

This is the only known case of the disease in Ontario.

Three people with previous diagnoses were cleared of the virus.