Peel Public Health has confirmed it’s keeping an eye on a fourth positive case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
It was reported on Monday, March 9. The patient is a woman in her 30s and she was seen at the Brampton Civic Hospital emergency room.
In a press release, William Osler Health System said the individual showed symptoms after contact with another person who was confirmed to have COVID-19, and who had recently been out of the country. The release added, “The individual’s condition did not require admission to hospital and they were discharged home to follow self-isolation protocols.”
Osler confirmed another case just the day before: it was a male in his 50s who had just come back from a flight to Frankfurt, German to Pearson International Airport on Saturday, March 7.
Due to this, Peel Health went on to warn that some passengers may have been exposed to the coronavirus on a flight from Germany to Toronto. The flight is Lufthansa flight 470 from Frankfurt to Toronto Pearson on March 7.
Osler said that Brampton Civic had taken care of all necessary precautions to protect staff, volunteers, patients and visitors at Brampton Civic.
As of this writing, there have been 36 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario, however Peel Public Health says the risk of contracting coronavirus in Peel remains low. Symptoms usually include fever, a dry cough and some shortness of breath.