U.S. Coronavirus Case 14 Confirmed by CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday confirmed another case of the coronavirus in the United States which was diagnosed in a patient in San Diego, California, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the U.S. so far to 14.

This comes as the second diagnosis of the virus within San Diego as just recently, on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, the 13th U.S. case of the virus was announced.

On Wednesday, the CDC released a statement confirming this case of the virus, which said in part, “CDC today confirmed another infection with 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States in California. The patient is among a group of people under a federal quarantine order because of their recent return to the U.S. on a State Department-chartered flight that arrived on February 7, 2020.”

Globally, more than 60,000 people have been infected, mostly in China, as the death toll continues to rise.

According to CDC on-site team lead Dr. Chris Braden, “At this time there is no indication of person-to-person spread of this virus at the quarantine facility, but CDC will carry out a thorough contact investigation as part of its current response strategy to detect and contain any cases of infection with this virus.”

The CDC says that while 195 people were discharged from quarantine yesterday, more than 600 people who returned on chartered flights from Wuhan remain under federal quarantine.

You can view the latest information on the coronavirus outbreak by visiting the CDC’s Novel Coronavirus 2019 website.



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