A second person may have been infected with the coronavirus in Canada, according to Ontario health officials. 

The new presumptive case is believed to be the wife of the first patient who travelled from Wuhan, China to Toronto on Jan 22. 

The first patient is currently being treated in isolation by medical experts at the Toronto Sunnybrook hospital. 

The woman has been held in self-isolation since landing in Canada along with other members of their household. 

“Since arriving in Toronto with her husband, this individual has been in self-isolation,” said an official government news release. 

“Given the fact that she has been in self-isolation, the risk to Ontarians remains low.”

Canadian health officials held a news conference at 11:30 am on Monday to address the new case. 

According to the National Post, a total of 21 people in Ontario are being screened for the virus. 

So far, 2,744 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed worldwide with a total of 80 deaths. In response to the outbreak, the Chinese government has placed 56 million people under lockdown in various cities throughout the country. 

The virus has so far spread to 10 countries with five different cases being confirmed in the US. 

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