1st US coronavirus patient leaves hospital

Henrietta Strickland
February 7, 2020

"I would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and the entire team at Providence who cared for me".

The unknown man fell ill after returning home from a visit to China and was hospitalized on January 20.

"I am at home and continuing to get better". He was still there last Friday and is now home alone, monitored by Snohomish Health District officials in coordination with the hospital. She was part of the team that treated the first USA patient infected with the new virus from China. "I ask the media to respect my privacy and my desire not to be public". "I appreciate all of the concern expressed by members of the public, and I look forward to returning to my normal life", he continued. There are now 11 cases, including his, in the country - two in Chicago, six in California, one in Phoenix and one in Boston.

Since being discovered in Wuhan, a city of 11 million people in central China, the new virus is reported to have sickened more than 17,000 people and killed more than 360.

This comes as Sea-Tac Airport becomes one of eight US airports now handling all arriving flights from China in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus. He said the staff was awaiting further instruction from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in terms of testing and discharge.

Robin Addison a nurse at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett Wash. demonstrates how she wears a respirator helmet with a face shield. It is similar to the one she used when she helped treat a man in isol
1st US coronavirus patient leaves hospital

The hospital refused to provide information about when he was discharged or the discharge process from the hospital.

Meanwhile, the virus continues to spread worldwide, with 28 countries reporting confirmed cases of the illness.

The officials added that they were monitoring over 50 people who came in contact with the patient for any signs of transmission of the disease as it can also spread from person-to-person.

New travel restrictions took effect as three additional cases of the novel coronavirus were confirmed Sunday in California, bringing the USA total to eleven.

However, China has reported a significant amount of recoveries - as of Tuesday, 632 people have improved after contracting coronavirus.

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