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Canada hospital confirms case of deadly virus, says 95 per cent sure

Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health, said they are 95% sure it is the virus after lab testing was done in Ontario.

Canada hospital confirms case of deadly virus, says 95 per cent sure
In this Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, a medical worker attends to a patient in the intensive care unit at Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University.(Photo: AP)

A Toronto hospital said Saturday it has a confirmed case of the deadly virus from China, Canada’s first.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre said it is “caring for a patient who has a confirmed case of the novel coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China.”

Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health, said they are 95% sure it is the virus after lab testing was done in Ontario.

Officials said the man is his 50s and recently flew from Wuhan, China to Guangzhou, China and then on to Toronto on Jan. 23.

“He really wasn’t in Toronto very long. He wasn’t feeling well. I think he was at home and the people that live with him are in self isolation,” said Dr. Barbara Yafe, Ontario’s Associated Chief Medical Officer.

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