This photo image made on January 28, 2020 shows protective face masks. However, this is not a suspected case of the virus, said an Ottawa Public Health spokeswoman.
The new form of viral pneumonia which broke out in Wuhan, Hebei has killed 132 people in China with confirmed infections surging to almost 6,000 worldwide. "We are working closely with our federal, state and local partners to provide healthcare providers and the public with accurate information about actions we are taking to reduce the spread of novel coronavirus and to care for those who are ill", said Barbara Ferrer, Los Angeles County's director of public health.
No details were released about the individual or the circumstances behind their presentation for testing.
In a community update Medical Officer of Health Dr. Sudit Ranade said steps are being taken to ensure residents are protected.
On Saturday, Jan. 25, the Orange County Health Care Agency confirmed a case of coronavirus after a traveler from Wuhan, China - ground zero for the deadly disease - tested positive.
OPH would not comment on the person's identity saying is can not disclose the individual's health information.
Montgomery County's Office of Public Health and the Department of Public Safety are reviewing and updating all relevant emergency response plans.
As of Tuesday afternoon, there had been one confirmed case of the virus and a presumptive case in Toronto, and a presumptive case in British Columbia.
"At this time, there are no lab confirmed cases of novel Coronavirus in Ottawa", Ottawa Public Health confirmed to CTV News in an e-mail. Nationwide, there are dozens of potential cases now being investigated by local, state, and federal health officials.
News that a coronavirus test has been administered in Ottawa comes as more health officials across Canada are reporting that tests have been issued in other provinces and, in a few cases, confirming presumptive or confirmed infections. The test process is now repeated for the man's wife.
First detected last month, the virus is believed to have originated in a type of wild animal sold at a Wuhan market to be consumed as food.
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