This file handout illustration image obtained February 3, 2020, courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.
This is the sixth COVID-19 case in the province.
"We are working alongside Toronto Public Health, who is now and will continue to be in regular contact with this individual during their self-isolation period", said Dr. David Williams, Ontario's chief medical officer of health.
On Thursday, public health officials said her husband, who did not travel to Iran with his wife, tested positive for the virus. The man, in his 60s, is now in self-isolation.
The husband, who is also in his 60s, is Ontario's third active coronavirus case and Canada's thirteenth overall.
"This newly diagnosed person has a recent history of travel to Iran".
The only other active cases are the man's wife and a woman in her 20s, who also remains in self-isolation at home in Toronto.
According to Newstalk1010 via Canadian Press, Iran is suffering from one of the worst outbreaks outside of mainland China, with 280 confirmed cases. "Upon presenting to the hospital's emergency department, a thorough medical assessment was completed, and COVID-19 testing was initiated", a statement from Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto's Medical Officer of Health read.
On Wednesday, officials added that two members of the woman's family were also in self-isolation at home with her.
Passengers arriving on flights from China are subject to screening now, with questionnaires asking if they have been in Wuhan and signs directing them to report any coronavirus-like symptoms, or contact with an infected person. The comments mark a significant escalation in the level of threat being conveyed to the U.S. public and come amid fears of a pandemic, as the disease has taken root in several countries outside China, including Iran, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.