That said, Canadian public health officials say they don't believe there needs to be a ban on flights from China at this point.
The man remains at Toronto's Sunnybrook Hospital receiving treatment, while his wife is in "self-isolation" at home, officials said.
The province says his wife has been in self-isolation since arriving in Toronto with her husband last week.
During Monday's press conference, associate Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Barbara Yaffe said nineteen people are now under investigation for possible infection, while 15 cases have been ruled out.
Toronto Public Health is apparently working to identify any individuals the man may have been in contact with and is also monitoring members of the man's household who are said to be in self-isolation.
Health Minister Patty Hajdu said she could not detail yet how the government would deal with Canadians in China who may be infected with the coronavirus, or say whether they would be put into isolation.
Still, Tam said she expects more coronavirus cases will eventually be reported in Canada.
Zhou's comments followed news that the death toll from the virus has risen to 81, with more than 2,700 affected.
"Handwashing is more effective than face masks with this particular virus, particularly if you're not infected", he said.
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Until now, all cases in more than a dozen countries involved people who had been in or around Wuhan.
The mayor of Wuhan, the Chinese city at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak, has acknowledged criticism over his handling of the crisis, admitting that information was not released quickly enough.
Severe cases involve pneumonia, kidney failure and even death.
"Whether it's novel coronavirus, influenza, or other respiratory diseases, if you are sick, stay home and don't go out and make contacts", added Williams.
Echoing public health officials who stress the risk of contracting coronavirus remains low, Tory urged residents to maintain business as usual.
Dr. Yaffe said the National Microbiology lab in Winnipeg has now confirmed coronavirus in a Toronto man who is currently at Sunnybrook Hospital. Dr. Isaac Bogoch, an infectious diseases specialist at the Toronto General Hospital, says proper equipment is an essential part of all infection protection and control measures among staff at health-care facilities.
Coronavirus has been ruled out in another 15 or 16 people. "We're trying to contact everyone, assess their specific need for assisted repatriation", he said. However, because registration is voluntary, the numbers do not give a complete picture of how many Canadians live in the region or in China.
So far, three cases of the novel coronavirus have been reported in Canada.
Gandhi says that while masks may have helped ward off the spread of SARS during the deadly 2003 outbreak, preliminary research indicates the same won't be true of the current virus. Instead, they will be told to monitor for the development of fever, cough or any other symptoms for the next 14 days and be in contact with health authorities if they develop.