Nevada reports first coronavirus case in patient who recently traveled to Washington state
A person in Nevada has tested presumptively positive for the novel coronavirus, marking the first case of the virus in the state.
The Southern Nevada Health District announced the case in a Thursday news release. The patient, a male in his 50s who lives in Clark County, is hospitalized and currently in “airborne isolation,” officials said. A sample has since been sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for confirmation.
“The patient reported a recent travel history to Washington state, where community spread of the virus is being reported, and Texas, which recently reported its first travel-associated case,” health officials said, noting they are working to identify any close contacts of the man who may have been exposed.
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[Source: Fox News]