Published Sunday, February 23, 2020 5:58PM EST
Last Updated Sunday, February 23, 2020 9:30PM EST
The woman went to North York General Hospital with an intermittent cough after her arrival on Friday, the Health Ministry said in a statement, adding she was tested for the virus, known as COVID-19, before being discharged into self-isolation.
The test came back positive on Sunday, the ministry said, and a further test will be done by the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg for official confirmation of the diagnosis.
“Because of all the proper protocols and procedures that are in place to contain this virus and exposure to others was limited, I want to assure the public that the risk to Ontarians remains low,” he said.
The ministry said the woman wore a mask throughout her return to Toronto and had limited exposure to others after landing.
Health officials will contact and monitor passengers who were sitting close to the woman on the plane back to Canada, the statement says.