Texas man is one of more than 75 Americans being tested for coronavirus after he returned to the US from China with flu-like symptoms

Thursday, February 6, 2020
By Paul Martin

Beaumont, Texas officials said Wednesday that a man there is being tested for coronavirus
He reportedly returned from a recent visit to China, though it’s not clear if he was in Wuhan or elsewhere
Wednesday, a twelfth American coronavirus patient – a person in Wisconsin – was confirmed by state health officials
The CDC is currently waiting on the results of at least 76 coronavirus tests in 36 states across the US

6 February 2020

A person in Texas is being tested for coronavirus, Beaumont public health officials announced on Wednesday.

The patient is a man who recently went to China and has since developed flu-like symptoms, according to Click2Houston.

In addition to the 12 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the US, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is testing 76 people for the infection that has killed more than 560 people worldwide.

The latest suspected case comes as a twelfth American – a person in Wisconsin – was diagnosed with the deadly virus that’s spread rapidly since appearing at a seafood market in Wuhan, China.

Previously, a Texas A&M student was tested for coronavirus, but has not since been confirmed, suggesting they were negative for the virus.

It’s not clear if the new patient had been to Wuhan or elsewhere in China.

However, there have now been thousands of patients who contracted the disease outside the outbreak’s epicenter, including at least two Americans who were infected by their spouses.

So far, cases have been identified in Arizona, California – which has the greatest density of cases with six confirmed patients – Illinois, Massachusetts, Washington, and – assuming the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms the state officials’ positive results.

There are ‘people under investigation’ in 36, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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