Canada has confirmed its first “presumptive” case of the deadly coronavirus in Toronto as the number of infections worldwide surpasses 1,400 cases.
Public health officials announced Saturday afternoon the confirmed case — a man in his 50s who had travelled to Wuhan, China — was found at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Hospital.
The man flew out of China and arrived back in Toronto on Jan. 22. Upon arriving, he said he felt ill and 911 was contacted. Paramedics were fully protected when they picked him up, and he was taken to Sunnybrook, said Dr. David Williams, the province’s chief medical officer of health.