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Saturday, February 15, 2020
The CDC Has Confirmed 15th Case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) In United States.
Editor in Chief & Publisher Jeff Brown.
The CDC has confirmed another infection with Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in the United States. According to the CDC, the patient is among a group of people under a federal quarantine order at JBSA-Lackland in Texas because of their recent return to the U.S. on a State Department-chartered flight that arrived on February 7, 2020.
According to the CDC, all people who lived or travelled in Hubei Province, China, are considered at high risk of having been exposed to this virus and are subject to a temporary 14-day quarantine upon entry into the United States. This is the first person under quarantine at JBSA-Lackland who had symptoms and tested positive for COVID-19. The individual is currently isolated and receiving medical care at a designated hospital nearby.
According to the CDC, this brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in the United States to 15. There will likely be additional cases in the coming days and weeks, including among other people recently returned from Wuhan. While 195 people were discharged from quarantine on Tuesday, more than 600 people who returned on chartered flights from Wuhan remain under federal quarantine and are being closely monitored to contain the spread of the virus. This according to the latest statement from the CDC.