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U.S. health officials confirmed its eighth case of the deadly coronavirus that continues to spread across the world.
The latest patient had traveled to China and is now in Massachusetts.
The patient, who was not identified, recently returned from Hubei province in central China.
The deadly coronavirus, which is believed to have originated in the central city of Wuhan, have killed 259 people in China, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Nearly 12,000 people have been infected across the world, according to the WHO.
More than 200 Americans have been evacuated from Wuhan, China, and were screened for coronavirus.
They were taken to a military base in Southern California to be kept for three days for monitoring their health.
They underwent blood tests that were later be sent to the CDC’s Atlanta facilities.
Rear Admiral Dr. Nancy Night of the CDC said at the time: “The CDC Atlanta lab is the only laboratory in the country that is able to do this testing for the novel coronavirus.”
On Friday, they were placed under a mandatory 14-day quarantine.
The deadly coronavirus, which is rapidly spreading across the world, forced several cities to be placed under lockdown in order to prevent the spread of the virus.
Thailand, Hong Kong, the United States, Taiwan, Australia, Macau, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, France, Canada, Vietnam, Nepal, Cambodia, and Germany have reported the cases of the virus.
Trump administration was urged to declare a public health emergency as the virus continues to spread.
However, U.S. health officials have said risks of the virus to the United States remain low.
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said: “The risk to the American public remains low at this time, and we are working to keep this risk low.”
Foreign nationals, except the immediate family of US citizens, who have traveled in China in the last two weeks, will be banned from entering the US.
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