A Texas A&M College scholar was being remoted at residence on Thursday as well being officers stated they had been analyzing whether or not he might be the second-known case of the coronavirus an infection in the USA.
The person had traveled from Wuhan, China, the place the outbreak of the respiratory sickness started, and well being care suppliers decided that he met the factors for coronavirus testing, well being officers in Brazos County, Texas, stated. They stated they might promptly announce if testing confirmed the affected person’s sickness was a case of the coronavirus.
Texas A&M stated in a press release that the quick well being danger to these on its campus in School Station was thought of low.
The case signified a rising roster of individuals being monitored round the USA since officers recognized the nation’s first confirmed coronavirus affected person in Washington State this week.
Officers have been working to contact individuals who had been on the person’s flight residence from the Wuhan area, and on Thursday they elevated the variety of folks recognized as having had shut contact with that affected person in current days to 43. These folks will get day by day check-ins from medical personnel to observe their well being.
Reporting was contributed by Chris Buckley, Javier Hernández, Vivian Wang, Austin Ramzy, Elaine Yu, Tiffany Might, Carlos Tejada, Russell Goldman, Gillian Wong, Paulina Villegas, Steven Lee Myers, Denise Grady, Karen Zraick, Roni Caryn Rabin, Carl Zimmer, Rick Gladstone and Yonette Joseph. Amber Wang, Albee Zhang, Claire Fu, Elsie Chen, Yiwei Wang and Zoe Mou contributed analysis.