Coronavirus: US evacuee mistakenly released from hospital

US health official hopeful some evacuees may be released from quarantine today

US health official hopeful some evacuees may be released from quarantine today

"Because these individuals were in Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak where there is intense and escalating community-wide spread of this novel coronavirus, we consider them at high risk of exposure", stated Dr. Christopher Braden, Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Dr. Nancy Knight, center, of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention talks to reporters at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, Calif. on February 11, 2020, along with other officials including Dr. Christopher Braden. She was returned to the hospital on Monday after testing positive for the virus.

The deadly disease has so far killed more than 1,100 people with infected nearly 60,000, mostly in China.

As a result, another 14,840 new cases were reported in the province on Thursday, up from 2,015 new cases nationwide a day earlier.

The patient was sent from Miramar to a local hospital in the San Diego area for evaluation, awaiting test results. The error was spotted and the sample was subsequently tested and found to be positive for COVID-19, she added.

"The individual is now isolated and receiving medical care at a designated hospital nearby", the CDC said. He described how they had to check passengers against the manifest on the chartered plane in China, check bags, and conduct health screenings before taking off for Alaska and later California. The first group put under quarantine, at California's March Air Reserve Base, is set for release Tuesday.

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Coronaviruses are typically found in animals but in rare cases can jump to humans and begin to transmit person-to-person. He was given two tests for the virus, now known officially as COVID-19, and both came back negative, Sky News reported .

Eventually, said Tom Skinner, the CDC's information officer on the ground in San Diego, the three set-aside samples were rediscovered and tested, revealing that one of the four evacuees initially said to be in the clear was actually infected.

"This is an accurate test", said Nancy Messonnier, who heads the coronavirus response at the CDC, in a briefing last week. Over 1,000 people have died and over 42,000 have been infected. "However, it may mean that an infection has not developed enough to be detected by the test". Wilson said there aren't any private testing kits out there.

He also confirmed two other cases of the virus, a Tokyo taxi driver and a doctor at a hospital in western Japan.

UC San Diego Health, a regional analysis hospital that makes a specialty of lethal and infectious illnesses, launched four sufferers Sunday after the Center for Disease Control knowledgeable the hospital that the sufferers had examined adverse for coronavirus.

Japan has announced its first death from a new virus, hours after confirming 44 more cases on a cruise ship quarantined near Tokyo as fears of the spreading disease mount in the country.

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