He first went to the emergency department at Toronto's Sunnybrook Hospital on Wednesday after arriving back to the city a day earlier.
"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", health officials said in a news release Friday. The woman is kept in home isolation.
January 31, 2020: Toronto man hospitalized with the novel coronavirus is well enough to go home.
They say the man in his 60s is the husband of Ontario's fifth patient with the virus.
This marks the country's 14th confirmed case, with the other seven in British Columbia. Around 80 per cent of people recover without special treatment and one in six people fall seriously ill.
This is the third case of the novel coronavirus to be confirmed in Toronto within the last three days. The London university student initially tested negative for the virus, but a subsequent test at the national lab in Winnipeg was positive.
As of Wednesday, the World Health Organization says 81,109 cases of COVID-19 have been reported worldwide.
Health officials for some time now have been warning that China's coronavirus outbreak is just the "tip of the iceberg", and the outbreak is far from over.
February 12, 2020: Ontario health officials say the woman from London, Ont., no longer has the novel coronavirus in her system.
In the Middle East, additional countries, such as Bahrain, Kuwait, and Iraq, have reported their first cases, and those who had the virus came from Iran.
"Yesterday, the number of new cases reported outside China exceeded the number of new cases in China for the first time", World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told diplomats in Geneva, according to a written version of his speech. Here in the United States, about 60 cases have been confirmed.
Ontario's newly confirmed cases of the virus occurred after a woman, who recently travelled to Iran, began showing symptoms upon her return.