One of Ontario‘s case of the new 2019 coronavirus has now been solved, and all the other people who were believed to be infected and remained under examinations for possible contamination dropped by more than half on Wednesday.
On January 31st, the province announced a confirmed case that involved a patient in London, Ontario. The patient, a female university student in her 20s, has been kept in self-quarantine at home immediately after she returned from Wuhan, China, on January 23rd.
“Additional testing has been conducted by both the Public Health Ontario Laboratory and the National Microbiology Lab (Winnipeg). The case has had two negative tests at least 24 hours apart and is therefore considered to be resolved,” Dr. David Williams, the province’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, confirmed in a written statement sent out Wednesday. “This means the individual is no longer infectious with the 2019 novel coronavirus.”
The Death Toll Surpassed 1,100 Already
There are currently nine people still being investigated for possible contamination, out of 19 on Tuesday. A further 44 people are believed ‘presumptive negative’ for the novel infection, as their samples tested negative at the Public Health Ontario lab in Toronto. However, the samples will be double-checked by the federal lad in Winnipeg.
At the moment, there are two other cases of coronavirus in Ontario, a Toronto couple in their 50s, which are in self-isolation at home. A total figure of 313 people has been examined in Ontario until now, with three people testing positive for the virus.
Four other people were found to be infected with coronavirus in British Colombia. The pathogen has contaminated about 43,000 people in China and hundreds of others in other countries in the world. As of Wednesday, the death toll has registered more than 1,100.
The continued to disperse of infection in mainland China has forced federal and provincial representatives to demand to anyone returning from the Hubei province of China to self-isolate at home for at least 14 days.