The news comes after a labeling issue was to blame for the accidental release of a coronavirus patient who was on her way back to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego to join other quarantined evacuees when officials found out her test was positive.
At least some of the testing kits that were sent across the USA and to dozens of other countries aren't working properly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced during a news conference today (Feb. 12).
The patient in stable condition and is in isolation at a nearby hospital. While 195 people were discharged from quarantine yesterday, more than 600 people who returned on chartered flights from Wuhan remain under federal quarantine.
The patient is among a group of people under a federal quarantine order due to their recent return to the USA on a State Department-chartered flight that arrived on February 7, 2020.More news: February is American Heart Month!
This brings the total of number of COVID-19 cases in the United States to 14.
The initial group of almost 200 evacuees were released earlier this week from March Air Reserve Base near Los Angeles after the 14-day presumed incubation period of the virus had lapsed without anyone falling ill, the CDC said. At least one, a patient in Washington, has been released from the hospital. Officials said the quarantine and travel restrictions have "slowed the arrival of the virus" in the United States. An American did die from the virus in Wuhan.
As of 6:10 a.m., Thursday, Hong Kong time, China reports 1,363 deaths directly attributable to Covid-19.
The test will then be employed on people who develop symptoms as well as anyone returning from China's Hubei province and anyone who develop the primary symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath. Under an executive order from President Donald Trump, foreigners who have been to China within two weeks were blocked from entering the United States.More news: Apex Legends: Valentine's Day Rendezvous kicking off tonight Apex Legends
The problem is likely reagents, or enzymes, needed to carry out the tests, Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases told a press conference.
'Mostly, they are coming in from mainland China, have no symptoms and are not high risk'.
The Southern Nevada Health District confirmed this on Wednesday and said it is looking into the possible 'performance issues.More news: England recall Jennings, Foakes for Sri Lanka tour