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Toronto hospital confirms first Canada case of deadly virus

The hospital's Chief Medical Officer of Health says they are 95 percent sure it is the virus from China after lab testing was done in Ontario.

TORONTO, ON — A Toronto hospital says it has a confirmed case of the deadly virus from China, Canada's first.  

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre said Saturday 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 percent 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.  

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Employees work to prevent a new coronavirus at Suseo Station in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. China broadened its unprecedented, open-ended lockdowns to encompass around 25 million people Friday to try to contain a deadly new virus that has sickened hundreds, though the measures' potential for success is uncertain. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)