The 15th case of coronavirus has been confirmed in San Antonio, a patient evacuated from China in quarantine at Joint Base San Antonio Lackland.
The patient was officially diagnosed with the disease that first originated in Wuhan, China. The patient had a fever on Tuesday, Feb. 10, before being privately escorted to Methodist Hospital | Texsan, in Balcones Heights in an ambulance equipped with protective coverings and highly trained staff, wearing protective gear.
On Wednesday, the patient tested positive for coronavirus but as of Thursday, is stable with mild symptoms.
Health officials said the patient was isolated at all times.
On Thursday, Japan registered its first death from COVID-19 to die in Japan. However, the relationship between the new coronavirus and the death of the person is still unclear, Katsunobu Kato, the country’s health minister, said at a late-night briefing.
The minister said the woman, living in Kanagawa Prefecture, developed symptoms on Jan. 22 and was hospitalized on Feb. 1.
“She was suspected of being infected with the new coronavirus so … testing was conducted. Her positive test result was confirmed after her death,” he said.
The case comes as Japan deals with more than 200 confirmed infections from a quarantined cruise ship that has been moored off the coast since early February. Those who test positive on the ship have been taken to hospitals, with five people in serious condition.