Federal lab confirms second case of new coronavirus in Quebec

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Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory has confirmed a second case of the new coronavirus in Quebec while the province's Health Department announced another presumptive case.

Authorities said the federal laboratory in Winnipeg confirmed on Thursday the positive test results taken by Quebec's health lab for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

The case involves a traveller who returned to the province from India.

Quebec authorities say the man was initially cared for at the hospital in Mont-Laurier, northwest of Montreal, after exhibiting symptoms.

He was transferred to the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal on Wednesday, one of four centres in Quebec designated to deal with the virus, and officials are trying to retrace the patient's movements.

On Thursday evening, officials announced another presumptive case involving a woman who returned from travelling in France.