CDC Confirms Patient with Coronavirus in San Antonio

Grant Boone
February 14, 2020

The CDC on Tuesday released 195 people from quarantine at March Air Reserve Base in California after holding them there for 14 days.

This patient is the first individual under quarantine who has experienced symptoms and tested positive.

As of Thursday, there are 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States, including eight in California, two in IL, one in Texas, one in MA, one in Wisconsin, one in Arizona, and one in Washington state.

The Texas case at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland used to be in an individual who fled the outbreak's foundation town of Wuhan, China and arrived to the USA on a State Department-chartered flight on February 7.

However, yesterday Dr Messonnier revealed that some tests are flawed, returning "inconsistent" results in quality assurance testing, rather than clear positives or negatives.

The CDC said the error occurred after it issued a negative finding Sunday on a large batch of specimens taken from people quarantined at the base.

One of the patients was mistakenly released from isolation and taken back to MCAS Miramar due to a mislabeled test sample. None were infected with the virus.

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The C.D.C. announced last week that it had begun shipping about 200 kits to laboratories in the United States and roughly 200 more to labs in other countries.

Even as new instances had been stoning up stateside, passengers and staff caught at the Diamond Princess cruise send off the coast of Japan realized of dozens of latest coronavirus infections early Thursday, bringing the entire collection of showed instances at the send, which is wearing 400 Americans, as much as 218.

Two Russian women who were quarantined for possible inflection by a new virus say they fled their hospitals this month because of uncooperative doctors, poor conditions and fear they would become infected.

China continues to be the epicenter of the outbreak.

Officials have not said how numerous kits are flawed.

The US is bracing for the new coronavirus that has now struck 60,000 people worldwide to spread in the US, officials said the previous day.

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

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