Covid-19: US reports third case of novel coronavirus of unknown origin

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A researcher works in a lab that is developing testing for the COVID-19 coronavirus at Hackensack Meridian Health Center for Discovery and Innovation in New Jersey.-AFP

Los Angeles - Authorities said the new case concerned a person living in the western state of Oregon.



By AFP

Published: Sat 29 Feb 2020, 7:00 AM

Last updated: Sat 29 Feb 2020, 12:13 PM

US health officials on Friday reported a third case of the new coronavirus transmitted to a person who did not travel overseas or come in contact with anyone known to be ill, indicating the disease was spreading in the country.
Authorities said the new case concerned a person living in the western state of Oregon. The adult patient, who has been hospitalized, was known to have had contact with people at an elementary school.
Two other similar cases have been reported in neighboring California this week.


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