Texas' First Coronavirus Case Confirmed Among Passengers Quarantined in San Antonio

  • Texas' First Coronavirus Case Confirmed Among Passengers Quarantined in San Antonio

Texas' First Coronavirus Case Confirmed Among Passengers Quarantined in San Antonio

U.S. officials reported the 15th case of coronavirus in the United States on Thursday, saying the patient was among those who had been evacuated from Wuhan, China, and placed under federal quarantine at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

According to KTXS, on February 13, the CDC says that a patient who was quarantined at JBSA-Lackland Air Force Base has been diagnosed with Coronavirus and is now in a local hospital there. Two earlier ones were found among evacuees who were flown last week from the Chinese city of Wuhan to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in Southern California.

This is the second person at this base who has tested positive for COVID-19.

The patient in stable condition and is in isolation at a nearby hospital.

The 15 U.S. cases, spread among seven states, mostly involve travelers who recently returned from China.

"At this time there is no indication of person-to-person spread of this virus at the quarantine facility, but CDC will carry out a thorough contact investigation as part of its current response strategy to detect and contain any cases of infection with this virus", Dr. Christopher Braden, deputy director of the CDC's National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, said in a statement. Many are government employees and their families who are under 14-day quarantine at U.S. military bases. The group was in a 14-day quarantine when the patient became ill. While 195 people were discharged from quarantine yesterday, more than 600 people who returned on chartered flights from Wuhan remain under federal quarantine.

Even as new instances had been stoning up stateside, passengers and staff caught at the Diamond Princess cruise send off the coast of Japan realized of dozens of latest coronavirus infections early Thursday, bringing the entire collection of showed instances at the send, which is wearing 400 Americans, as much as 218.