Ontario’s seventh COVID-19 patient recently returned to Toronto from Iran

TORONTO — The seventh case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ontario has been confirmed in Toronto.

On Friday, health officials said that a man in his 50s arrived at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre on Feb. 26 with a recent travel history to Iran.

“The established infection prevention and control protocols were initiated; the patient was cared for at the hospital using all appropriate precautions, including being isolated as he was being tested for COVID-19,” officials said in a statement.

The man was discharged home the same day, where he remains in self-isolation.

There are now currently four active cases in the province, all of which remain at their Toronto homes in self-isolation.

This is a developing news story. More to come.

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