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Ontario Confirms Positive Case Of COVID-19

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The Husband of Ontario’s Fifth Case Now Confirmed Positive

TORONTO — Today, Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health, confirmed that the husband of Ontario’s fifth case of COVID-19 has tested positive for the virus. The man, in his 60s, is currently in self-isolation.

“We are working alongside Toronto Public Health, who is now and will continue to be in regular contact with this individual during their self-isolation period,” said Dr. Williams.

Toronto Public Health continues to actively engage in contact tracing and case management, including following up with the individual and his close contacts. The risk of being infected with COVID-19 continues to be very low for Canadians and for Ontarians in particular. 

Dr. Williams will be joined by Dr. Eileen de Villa, Medical Officer of Health for Toronto, to provide an update on the situation later in the day.

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has assessed the public health risk associated with COVID-19 as low for Canada. Public health risk is continually reassessed as new information becomes available.