U.S. officers reported the 15th case of coronavirus in the USA 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.
It was the third evacuee, and first at Lackland to check constructive, the U.S. Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention mentioned an announcement whereas noting that there’ll doubtless be further instances amongst individuals lately returned from China.
The U.S. authorities have flown about 800 individuals from Hubei province, with 195 individuals from the first flight having been launched on Tuesday. Many are authorities staff and their households who’re beneath 14-day quarantine at U.S. military bases.
“The person is at present remoted and receiving medical care at a delegated hospital close by,” the CDC mentioned. The Lackland evacuees arrived in the US on Feb. 7.
The quick-spreading virus has killed 1,370 individuals and contaminated about 60,000, almost all in China, constraining the world’s second-largest financial system and handing the ruling Communist Party one in every of its most troublesome checks in years.
Japan confirmed its first coronavirus loss of life, including two earlier fatalities in Hong Kong and the Philippines. The 15 U.S. instances, unfold amongst seven states, largely contain vacationers who just lately returned from China. The two different evacuees to check constructive have been underneath quarantine at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar close to San Diego.