US Case of Corona Virus

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The U.S. now has six confirmed cases of the virus, the most recent being the first confirmed instance of the disease spreading from person-to-person in the country. The new patient, announced Thursday, is the husband of an Illinois woman who was diagnosed with the virus earlier this month.

 

the husband of a woman who caught the disease while in China, was reported in Chicago on Thursday. It’s the second case that’s been confirmed in Illinois, and the sixth case in the U.S. since the new respiratory virus started to spread in Wuhan, China. Local health officials said Illinois residents are still at low-risk from the virus, but they are taking steps to contain its spread