Canadian capital confirms first COVID-19 case-Xinhua

Canadian capital confirms first COVID-19 case

Source: Xinhua

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2020-03-12 02:12:12

OTTAWA, March 11 (Xinhua) -- The Canadian capital city of Ottawa has confirmed its first COVID-19 case, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson said Wednesday on his Twitter account.

The city's first case of the virus involves a man in his 40s who traveled to Austria. He attended the Ottawa Hospital and is self-isolating.

It was confirmed when the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic.

So far, there have been more than 90 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada and one death.

Austria identified 182 cases of the disease as of Monday, according to the World Health Organization.

Austria shares a border with Italy, which has reported more than 10,000 cases, with at least 630 deaths.


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