An evacuee from China has examined constructive for the coronavirus in Texas — marking the 15th US case of the lethal sickness, officers introduced Thursday.
The affected person, who was underneath quarantine at Lackland Air Drive Base in San Antonio, was confirmed Wednesday night time to have the virus referred to as COVID-19, in accordance to the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention.
“The person is presently remoted and receiving medical care at a delegated hospital close by,” the company stated in an announcement.
The particular person was a “solo traveler” who arrived on a chartered flight Feb. 7 from Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak, officers stated.
Greater than 600 individuals are underneath quarantine throughout the nation after fleeing on flights from the central Chinese language metropolis, which is on lockdown from the epidemic.
“There’ll possible be extra cases in the approaching days and weeks, together with amongst different folks lately returned from Wuhan,” the CDC famous.
Texas had beforehand no reported cases of the coronavirus and different evacuees on the San Antonio base are being monitored for signs.
The coronavirus has killed greater than 1,300 folks and contaminated greater than 48,000 in China, however there have been no deaths in the US.