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First San Diego Coronavirus case, the 13th case of the U.S, is a passenger flown to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar from Wuhan, China has been diagnosed, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Monday.

A Centers for Disease Control spokesman affirmed Monday night that the first San Diego Coronavirus Case has tested positive for coronavirus. The CDC declared that the person had arrived from Wuhan, China on the first flight to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego last week.

This is the 13th confirmed case of coronavirus in the U.S. The CDC official stated the individual is an adult. It’s not clear whether the patient is a man or a woman at this time.

The CDC is conducting a thorough contact investigation of the person to determine contacts and to assess if those contacts had high-risk exposures, according to Ana Toro, a CDC public affairs officer.

The case is the 13th coronavirus in the United States and seventh in California. Los Angeles and Orange counties both have one confirmed patient.

the patient was aboard an initial flight of 167 evacuees from the Wuhan area who landed at Miramar last Wednesday. Later that day, health officials said four of the passengers had been taken to hospitals after displaying potential symptoms of the illness — two adults to UC San Diego Health and a 4-year-old girl and an adult to Rady Children’s Hospital.

First San Diego Coronavirus case, the 13th case of the U.S confirmed

The 2 patients taken to Rady were later released and returned to Miramar to continue a 14-day quarantine. Another person from the flight was hospitalized the next day at UCSD for investigation.

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As we announced before, the first San Diego Coronavirus case arrived in the US last week at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar on a State Department flight from Wuhan, China, and was hospitalized with three others after showing possible symptoms of the virus.

Chartered flights transfer evacuees

After an initial CDC test showed all four patients did not have the novel coronavirus, they were published Sunday and returned to the 14-day federal quarantine at Miramar, the University of California, San Diego Health announced in a statement.

“This morning, CDC officials advised San Diego Public Health that further testing revealed that one of the four patients tested positive for (novel coronavirus),” UC San Diego Health told in a statement. “The confirmed positive patient was returned to UC San Diego Health for observation and isolation until cleared by the CDC for release.”

New chartered flights have sent hundreds of people back to the U.S. They are being held in quarantine at military bases in California, Texas, and Nebraska.

Five evacuees taken to Travis Air Force Base, located between San Francisco and Sacramento, were hospitalized after showing symptoms of the virus but none of those probable cases has been confirmed, officials declared.

Some 200 evacuees at March Reserve Air Base in Southern California were programmed to be released from their two-week quarantine on Tuesday.

Evacuees have shown no symptoms yet

However, no symptoms were reported between evacuees at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio or a Nebraska National Guard training base in Omaha. None of the coronavirus cases confirmed in the United States has proved fatal and several patients have been released from the hospital.

With most U.S.-China flights suspended, only some of U.S. nationals arriving on commercial flights have been quarantined under rules imposed on Feb. 2 to curb the virus’s spread, according to a Reuters survey.

Of eight states with airports screening travelers for the virus, six said they had no one under quarantine, New York reported four people and Illinois a “tiny” number, the survey found.

If you are not familiar with this virus, good to know that Coronavirus is a mild to severe respiratory illness with similar symptoms to a cold or flu in most patients, including fever and difficulty breathing. Both hospitals are following CDC protocol and treatment guidelines.

More about the Coronavirus

If you are not familiar with this virus, good to know that Coronavirus is a mild to severe respiratory illness with similar symptoms to a cold or flu in most patients, including fever and difficulty breathing. Both hospitals are following CDC protocol and treatment guidelines.

This coronavirus case is the 13th confirmed so far in the U.S. Seven of those have now been reported in California. Hundreds of people have been quarantined at military bases around the country until it’s confirmed that they don’t have the virus.

The outbreak was first noted in late December in the industrial city of Wuhan in the Hubei province of central China. Since then, above 2,000 cases have been listed in China, with at least 56 deaths.

The CDC’s guidance indicates people who have casual contact with a case — “in the same grocery store or movie theater” — are at “minimal risk of developing infection.”

Health experts in the United States have told there’s no evidence to suggest the new coronavirus is any more virulent than the flu.

Although because this strain of coronavirus is new, health officials are on high alert, and researchers will have to start from square one in developing a vaccine, which will probably take years to develop.

Coronaviruses form a large variety of viruses, including the common cold and the ones that caused the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). SARS and MERS sickened thousands of people around the world and caused hundreds of deaths.

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