California couple bring confirmed US coronavirus cases to 11 after husband infects his wife – as two more people in New York are tested for the virus and foreign nationals who have been in China within 14 days are BANNED from entering the States

Monday, February 3, 2020
By Paul Martin

The husband and wife, who are both 57 and live in California’s San Benito County, were confirmed as having the virus late Sunday and are the second case of person-to-person spread in the U.S
The man had recently traveled to China and infected his wife upon returning home
Just hours earlier, it was confirmed a woman in the San Francisco Bay area had become the ninth person to be diagnosed with coronavirus
Meanwhile two people, who are both over 60, have undergone testing in New York for the deadly virus, health officials said late Sunday
It comes a day after health officials confirmed that a woman visiting New York from China was tested
It will take at least 36 to 48 hours to determine whether the three patients test positive to coronavirus
U.S. officials announced on Sunday that a second evacuation flight to transport American citizens from the coronavirus epicenter in Wuhan is on its way
TSA put in place new security measures on Sunday where all airlines operating in the U.S. are now required to ask all passengers booked on international flights if they’ve traveled to mainland China in the last 14 days
The outbreak has infected 14,550 people globally with 14,380 on mainland China
The death toll has now jumped above 360 – with one of those being in the Philippines

By EMILY CRANE and VALERIE EDWARDS
DAILYMAIL.COM
3 February 2020

A couple in California have brought the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. to eleven after the husband infected his wife following a trip to China – as three people in New York are now being tested for the deadly virus.

The husband and wife, who are both 57 and live in San Benito County, were confirmed as having the virus late Sunday.

The man had recently traveled to China and infected his wife upon returning home. Health officials said the husband and wife were not hospitalized and have not left their home.

They are the second case of person-to-person spread in the U.S.

Just hours earlier, it was confirmed a woman in the San Francisco Bay area had become the ninth person to be diagnosed with coronavirus after coming from mainland China. The woman, who arrived on January 23 to visit family, had recently traveled to Wuhan – the epicenter of the virus, officials said.

She has stayed at home with family since she arrived apart from for two occasions when she sought outpatient medical care. Officials said the woman has been regularly monitored and was never sick enough to be hospitalized. Her family members have also been isolated at the home and the health department has been bringing them food and other necessities.

It comes as the U.S. implemented strict travel restrictions as of 5pm Sunday. Foreign nationals who have been in China in the last two weeks and are not immediate family members of U.S. citizens or permanent residents will be barred from entering the States.

Under the new rules, U.S. citizens who have traveled in China within the last 14 days will be re-routed to one of eight designated airports, where they will undergo enhanced health screening procedures.

They eight are: John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York; Chicago O┬┤Hare International Airport; San Francisco International Airport; Seattle-Tacoma International Airport; Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu; Los Angeles International Airport in California; Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport; and Washington-Dulles International Airport in Virginia.

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