6:22 p.m. ET, March 7, 2020
2 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Ontario
Canadian officials confirmed an additional two cases of coronavirus in British Columbia on Saturday, bringing the country wide total to 59.
One of the new cases is a man in his 20s who returned from Italy on March 3 and presented himself to a Toronto hospital’s emergency department, according to a provincial government press release.
The other case is of a woman in her 60s who returned from Iran on March 2 and presented herself to a Richmond Hill emergency department.
In both cases, the “hospital took all necessary precautions and followed standard operating procedures, including testing and assessment,” according to the Ontario government.
Both patients were discharged the same day and remain in self-isolation, officials said.