Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says two new cases of presumptive coronavirus have been identified in B.C. The two new patients are a man and woman in their 30s.
Both are connected to the second presumptive case of coronavirus found in the Vancouver Coastal Health region that was announced on Tuesday.
A woman in her 50s had been identified as the second presumptive case in B.C. and health officials said that she had been in contact with family members visiting from Hubei province in China. They were told to self-isolate inside the woman’s home.
Henry said that further investigation within that household led to positive tests for the two new presumptive cases.
She said one of the cases, a young man, is “very likely” the source of the coronavirus case announced on Tuesday, and the person displayed mild symptoms, so he did not seek medical attention.
Health officials pointed out they are recognizing more and more that young healthy people can have very mild symptoms that may manifest as a cold.
B.C. will have four people sickened with the coronavirus, if the latest cases are confirmed at a national laboratory in Winnipeg,
More to come.
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