U.S. announces 15th virus case, this one in Texas evacuee

Maine Resident Being Tested for Coronavirus

Maine Resident Being Tested for Coronavirus

The latest patient is among the evacuees from Wuhan being held in quarantine at JBSA-Lackland and is the first confirmed case in Texas.

Monday, a spokesperson for the health district said testing kits were received to test for novel coronavirus, and that they would allow for results in a more timely manner.

Yesterday, Dr Messonnier said: 'Chinese cases are dropping down, so we're optimistic that their aggressive methods are effective, but it's too soon to say'. As many as 250 people, all people recently returned from areas around Wuhan, China, have been quarantined at the base.

According to WABI 5 the Maine CDC has confirmed that a Maine resident is now undergoing testing for the unsafe coronavirus.

USA officials on Thursday announced the country's 15th confirmed case of the new coronavirus - an evacuee from China who had been under quarantine in Texas.

This brings the total of number of COVID-19 cases in the United States to 14.

All people under quarantine are being closely monitored to contain the spread of the virus, the CDC said.

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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.

No deaths from the virus have been reported in the United States. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, told reporters on a conference call.

There have been over 600 people who have returned to the United States on charter flights and have been under quarantine.

The coronavirus patient is among a group of people under federal quarantine at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas, according to a CDC statement.

But the flaw was actually discovered, C.D.C. officials said, before the kits had been shipped overseas.

It was not immediately clear how many kits were flawed.

"The mishap was unfortunate but we have corrected this from happening again in the future by adding additional quality control", Messonnier added. The virus, COVID-19, has infected over 60,000 and murdered at 1,369.

'Mostly, they are coming in from mainland China, have no symptoms and are not high risk'.

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