Arizona coronavirus patient with ties to ASU released from isolation
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- A man with ties to Arizona State University in Tempe is now out of isolation after no longer being infected by the coronavirus, the Maricopa County Department of Health confirmed on Friday evening. The department says multiple tests were conducted on the patient, which all came out negative.[RELATED: Arizona coronavirus patient with ties to ASU remains in stable condition]
The man, who is under age 60, was home quarantined as he recovered. He was never hospitalized, the Arizona Department of Health Services said.
The case was first reported on Jan 26. The man was in isolation since returning from Wuhan, the central Chinese city that's the epicenter of the epidemic.[READ MORE: ADHS: Coronavirus case confirmed in Maricopa County]
People who have come in close contact with the man haven't shown any signs of the illness known as COVID-19, Maricopa County Public Health reported. Most of them have passed the 14-day monitoring period without displaying any symptoms.[RELATED: ASU bans travel to China following coronavirus outbreak]
The virus has sickened more than 74,000 in China and hundreds worldwide. More than 2,000 people have died. All but five of the deaths occurred in mainland China. In the U.S., there are 15 confirmed cases.
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