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Washington DC confirms first presumptive case of coronavirus

Washington, Mar 8 (GCCurrentAffairs) City Mayor Muriel Bowser on Sunday confirmed the first presumptive positive case of the deadly coronavirus that has already claimed lives of 17 people in the United States.

“Late this afternoon, testing at the Public Health Lab at the DC Department of Forensic Sciences yielded its first presumptive positive coronavirus (COVID-19) case”, she said in a tweet.

Later, in a press conference, Bowser said the patient is a male, D.C. resident in his 50s who began showing symptoms in late February and was admitted to a local hospital on March 5.

She apprise that the man did not have any travel history or contact with a confirmed case as of Saturday, though health officials are still tracing the case’s lineage.

Via UNI-India

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