A second person who was under quarantine at MCAS Miramar after being evacuated from Wuhan, China, was confirmed Wednesday to have the deadly coronavirus.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.says the patient, a woman, was aboard a flight from Wuhan, China that arrived at MCAS Miramar last week.
UC San Diego Health confirmed that the individual is being treated by the hospital. Their condition is unknown at this time. This is the 14th confirmed case of the virus in the U.S. Another woman confirmed with the virus earlier was the 13th person in the U.S with the virus.
This latest confirmed case of coronavirus is the second in San Diego County and the 14th in the United States.
A child who is among the American evacuees from Wuhan, China in quarantine at MCAS Miramar is back in the hospital.
The child who previously tested negative for the coronavirus and had been released from Rady Children’s Hospital was sent back to the hospital for further evaluation after exhibiting what was described as "additional symptoms."
According to CDC officials, the child was screened with “concerning symptoms” upon arrival. After being taken to Rady Children’s Hospital for testing, CDC officials said the child’s tests came back negative and the child was allowed to return to MCAS Miramar with the "evacuee population" that is under quarantine.
However, since the initial tests and after being cleared, CDC officials confirmed the child “developed additional symptoms” that needed further evaluation, prompting the return to the hospital.
The more than 200 Americans who were flown last week from Wuhan China due to the coronavirus outbreak have been in a 14-day quarantine at MCAS Miramar since their arrival.
The latest developments come after health officials said a coronavirus patient in San Diego was mistakenly released back into quarantine at MCAS Miramar.
That female patient, the 13th case in the U.S, is in good condition at the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. According to officials, the woman was mistakenly released due to a labeling error on the testing material.
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