The Alberta government says the province’s first presumptive case of the novel coronavirus involves a woman from the Calgary area.
Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the province’s chief medical officer of health, says it appears the woman in her 50s contracted COVID-19 while on board the Grand Princess cruise ship in California.
Hinshaw says the woman returned to Alberta on Feb. 21 and isolated herself at home on Feb. 28.
The woman is expected to make a full recovery.
Hinshaw says it may take a few days for the national laboratory in Winnipeg to confirm the case.
But she says anyone who was in contact with the woman and anyone who was on the cruise is advised to isolate themselves for two weeks, even if they feel well.