We now have two patients at UC San Diego Health from Miramar.
The CDC confirmed to UPI that the patient was one of the hundreds of US evacuees under quarantine at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif.
The patient and another from Miramar were being held in isolation units at UC San Diego facilities and said to be "doing well" with "minimal symptoms". We are fully prepared to care for adult patients with 2019-nCoV.
The latest individual diagnosed with coronavirus was the first confirmed case among some 800 U.S. nationals evacuated to military bases in the United States on flights from Wuhan, the epicenter of the disease. A California hospital momentarily released a patient who was unknowingly infected by the coronavirus.
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A San Diego hospital says a USA citizen who was evacuated from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, was temporarily discharged after initial testing determined they had not contracted the virus.
Maine CDC is in close contact with the individual, who has complied with all recommendations and will remain at home pending test results. After being released due to the incorrect test report on Sunday, the patient was quarantined and was being observed for any symptoms.
Another person at Miramar was also hospitalized on Monday afternoon and was being tested for the coronavirus. They added that an additional patient has been sent to the hospital for evaluation. That person has since been brought back to the medical center, where they will stay for treatment and observation.
The US has imposed mandatory quarantines and travel restrictions with China to slow the spread of coronavirus within the country. Of the 13 cases, she said 11 cases occurred in people who had travelled to or from Wuhan.
"Because these individuals were in Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak where there is intense and escalating community-wide spread of this novel coronavirus, we consider them at high risk of exposure", stated Dr. Christopher Braden, Centers for Disease Control (CDC).