First presumptive case of coronavirus detected in Alberta

Alberta posts its first presumptive case of coronavirus

Alberta’s first presumptive case of coronavirus is in the Calgary area.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, chief medical officer of health, provided an update Thursday evening.

The individual is a woman in her 50s who lives in the Calgary zone. The case is travel-related and she is recovering in isolation at home with support from public health workers.

Officials are currently identifying close contacts of this individual. They will also be asked to self-isolate at home, away from the public, and will be closely monitored.

If they do develop symptoms, health officials will co-ordinate getting them into care immediately, while ensuring that the public and health-care workers are not exposed.

Health officials are asking anyone who has returned from a Grand Princess Cruise in the past two weeks to self-isolate until 14 days have passed since their visit.

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