Evacuee with coronavirus mistakenly released from California hospital, officials say

Henrietta Strickland
February 14, 2020

People display signs in support of Wuhan, China, at the center of the coronavirus outbreak, during the Lunar New Year parade, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Manhattan's Chinatown, in NY.

Following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published an isolated individual that tested positive for the coronavirus into the overall public at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, another patients began a petition to need greater supervision in the center. They have since been hospitalised.

Federal officials said a labeling error and a delay in testing caused the mixup that involved a coronavirus patient who was mistakenly released from a hospital back to quarantine.

By Wednesday, at least 174 people among the 3,711 guests and crew members on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship have tested positive for the disease since the cruise ship docked in the Japanese port of Yokohama on February 3.

The CDC did not immediately comment on the new case, which would be the 13th in the United States after a patient was confirmed in Wisconsin last Wednesday.

The total number of cases is around 45,000 globally.

Meanwhile, United Airlines announced Wednesday evening it extended its own travel restrictions into and out of mainland China and Hong Kong.

The CDC has been leading the U.S.'s medical response to the disease as part of a task force Trump established to combat the spread of coronavirus within the country.

She was returning to the military base Monday when her test results came back showing she tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said. Over 1,000 people have died and over 42,000 have been infected.

A spokesperson for Princess Cruises, which operates the ship, confirmed the new cases of coronavirus.

Organizers of the world's biggest mobile technology fair are pulling the plug over worries about the viral outbreak from China.

The Post said it's not clear how long the person was out of the hospital.

The decision comes after dozens of tech companies and wireless carriers dropped out, with the latest cancelations by Nokia, Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom and Britain's BT on Wednesday.

"The safety and well-being of our patients and staff is our top priority".

Four patients who had been evacuated from Wuhan, China, epicenter of the outbreak, to the airbase to be quarantined had earlier been hospitalized with symptoms of the illness, health officials say.

Russian health authorities haven't commented on their complaints.

All those infected with the disease have been brought ashore for treatment, while the other passengers remain confined to their rooms on board until the quarantine period ends, the ministry said.

In Russia, only two cases of COVID-19 have been reported.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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