The CDC has confirmed another case of the coronavirus infection, the 15th confirmed case in the United States. The person infected is a U.S. evacuee from China located in Texas. Health officials say the person was evacuated from China to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The patient is reportedly in stable condition and is in isolation at a nearby hospital. Officials say the infection was confirmed through laboratory testing on Wednesday night.
The Centers for Disease Control and the City of San Antonio Metropolitan Health District held a new conference on Thursday to speak about the confirmed case and provide more details on COVID-19, the deadly coronavirus that’s infected tens of thousands and killed more than 1,000 people worldwide. The news comes just days after some people were evacuated from China and landed at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland and put under mandatory quarantine. San Antonio officials say that some residents are not under quarantine at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, and instead are under self quarantine in their own homes.
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