Montreal

2nd case of COVID-19 in Quebec confirmed by microbiology lab

A second case of coronavirus in Quebec has been confirmed by the National Microbiology Laboratory.

Man had recently travelled to India and is now in quarantine in a Montreal hospital

Quebec public health officials have announced another case of COVID-19 in the province. The patient had recently returned from a trip abroad, authorities said. (NIAID-RML)

A second case of coronavirus in Quebec has been confirmed by the National Microbiology Laboratory.

Quebec's public health agency announced the presumptive case of COVID-19 Thursday morning as it was awaiting confirmation from the lab in Winnipeg.

The man in question recently returned from a trip to India.

He started showing symptoms while in the town of Mont-Laurier, located about 200 kilometres northwest of Montreal in Quebec's Laurentians region.

On Wednesday night, he was transferred to Montreal's Jewish General Hospital, one of four facilities in the province set to accommodate patients with the virus.

He was admitted and is currently in quarantine at the hospital.

Officials say they're working to find more specific information about places the man visited while abroad.

The new case comes after a woman, who travelled from Iran to Qatar before arriving at the Montreal airport, was confirmed to have the virus last Friday.

Quebec public health said the risk is still considered low in the province.

Corrections

  • A previous version of this story identified the patient as being a woman. However, public health has since confirmed the patient is a man.
    Mar 05, 2020 11:33 AM ET

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