The chief physician for health, Dr. David Williams said Monday that the woman in the Ontario health laboratory tested positive for the virus.
The husband arrived at Sunnybrook hospital by ambulance the next day and Yaffe says paramedics arrived in protective equipment, placing the man in isolation in a negative pressure room where he remains stable.
"We are working alongside Toronto Public Health, who has been in regular contact with the individual during their self-isolation period", Williams says in the statement.
Toronto Public Health is investigating every place the patient may have visited and any people he came in contact with, said Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto's medical officer of health, at a separate news conference on Saturday.
Tam said the likely diagnosis of a second case has not changed her view that the risk of contracting the virus remains low in Canada, noting the two instances follow a reassuring pattern.
China is reporting 2,744 cases and 81 deaths, but it remains to be seen whether the virus is as risky as the common flu, which kills thousands every year in Canada alone.
Canada is on high alert to prevent the spread of coronavirus and avoid the repeat of SARS, or Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, that killed 44 people in Canada, the only country outside Asia to report deaths from that virus in 2002-2003.
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She said they had so far managed to reach a "few" of them, but did not say exactly how many passengers the department is targeting. Bogoch said such masks may offer an additional layer of protection if worn by someone who is already infected, but has more limited value for healthy members of the public.
The CDC on Thursday raised its travel alert for the coronavirus outbreak to a level 3, recommending people avoid all nonessential travel to Wuhan, China.
Human coronaviruses can sometimes cause lower-respiratory tract illnesses, such as pneumonia or bronchitis. He flew to Guangzhou and then to Toronto, arriving on January 22. It is a main public health duty and they fully comprehend that even if such a case does come up it will be dealt with as it usually is.
Japan said it would send a chartered flight on Tuesday evening to get about a third of its 650 nationals there.
The second patient with a positive test result is the wife of the first patient, who is a man in his 50s.
A total of 17 cities in China are now on lockdown, limiting the movement of more than 50 million people during what is normally the world's busiest travel period due to the week-long Lunar New Year holiday.
But he said the government is in contact with and providing assistance to Canadians in the area.
Since then, the number of cases has soared - doubling to more than 4,500 in the past 24 hours. That test has yet to be verified by a federal lab in Winnipeg so the case is being referred to as a "presumptive" case, and not an official one.
Coronavirus symptoms can include fever, cough and difficulty breathing.