Coronavirus: US evacuee mistakenly released from hospital

Henrietta Brewer
February 13, 2020

The patient, who was aboard a flight from the city of Wuhan that arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in Southern California last week, is now in isolation at a hospital in San Diego.

"In accordance with this request, it had been composed" in light of their very first confirmed instance in Miramar few with the present precautions taken at the middle".

Vietnam officials have announced that an area of 10,000 people will be placed under quarantine for 20 days in the first mass quarantine outside China.

The female's situation is that the 13th known instance of this virus in the US and the earliest among hundreds evacuated from the U.S. authorities from China. "We've worked closely with the CDC to safeguard patient privacy while making sure labeling matches at all centers".


The latest confirmed case comes hours after a senior CDC official Nancy Messonnier revealed that a number of coronavirus test kits sent out by U.S. health authorities to labs across the country are faulty.

However, doctors said they received new test results on Monday, which showed one patient did indeed have the virus despite already being released. As of February 11, 1,018 people have died from the respiratory illness.

As those three patients were heading back to the base to finish out their 14-day quarantine orders, the mistake was discovered. The CDC also plans to deploy additional lab staff to the field to make sure similar mix-ups don't occur in the future, Skinner said. A NHC study suggests the incubation period could be as long as 24 days, but the CDC says it still thinks 14 days is the best length of time to quarantine someone.

Officials have been warning that a negative test for the virus does not necessarily mean someone will not get it, the Post said.


Another case of coronavirus has been confirmed in the US, bringing the national total to 13 cases. They're under two-week quarantines in army bases in California, Texas and Nebraska.

Almost 200 Americans arrived at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside on January 29 and were quarantined there after being evacuated from Wuhan. People on both flights were split in two groups _ one living in quarters used for military personnel on short-term assignments and another at a hotel for service members and their families. It was unknown that category the infected individual belonged to.

These were the details of the news China evacuee tests negative, then positive for virus for this day.

The female passenger tested positive after developing a cough and went to the hospital.


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