Public Health Agency of Canada
According to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), a cluster of cases of pneumonia was reported in Wuhan, China, on December 31, 2019, and the cause has been confirmed as a new coronavirus that has not previously been identified in humans. This virus is now known as COVID-19. Often, it is referred to in the news as the coronavirus. Canada’s first confirmed case was reported in Ontario in January 2020.