February 14, 2020

The 15th case of U.S. coronavirus was confirmed this week, according to the CDC. Via The Hill:

The CDC says the patient was among a group of people under a federal quarantine order at San Antonio’s Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. The patient was put under quarantine after arriving to the U.S. on a State Department-chartered flight on Feb. 7, the CDC said in a statement Thursday.

Health officials say the individual has been isolated and is receiving treatment at a nearby hospital.

This is the first person under quarantine at the airbase among a group of people that arrived from China on that date who had symptoms and tested positive for the disease.

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