US Health Authority Shipped Faulty Coronavirus Test Kits Across Country

Grant Boone
February 15, 2020

The infection was confirmed through a Wednesday night lab test, making the person the first coronavirus patient in Texas.

US officers reported the 15th case of coronavirus in the United States of America on Thursday, saying the affected person was amongst those that had been evacuated from Wuhan, China, and positioned underneath federal quarantine at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

CDC diagnosed the disease in a person quarantined at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.

Health officials say there will likely be additional COVID-19 cases in the coming days and weeks, including people who recently returned from Wuhan.

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The Lackland evacuees arrived in the United States on February 7. Many are authorities staff and their households who're beneath 14-day quarantine at USA military bases.

To date, the virus has killed more than 1,400 individuals and affected tens of thousands more with Central China seeing the highest volume of confirmed cases.

For more information about the virus outbreak and current efforts to contain it, visit the CDC's website here. Also: The U.S. border patrol in the media spotlight. The 195 people in the first group of evacuees, who were being isolated at another base in California, were released on Tuesday after a two-week quarantine elapsed without any testing positive for the virus.

The individual in Texas is now the third evacuee from China to return to the United States with the coronavirus and the first confirmed case in Texas. The two different evacuees to check constructive have been underneath quarantine at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar close to San Diego. "I will be in contact with federal and state officials as we continue to monitor the situation".

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