A young girl in Norfolk County has been recognized as the primary presumptive constructive case of the coronavirus in Massachusetts, in keeping with state health officers Monday night time. In keeping with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the girl is in her 20s and had just lately traveled to Italy with a college group. She was symptomatic and is recovering at dwelling.
Her id has not been launched. Public Health officers stated she is the primary presumptive case in Massachusetts to check constructive for the lethal virus since testing started within the state on Friday, Feb. 28.
Her check outcomes got here again optimistic Monday night and will probably be despatched to the federal CDC for remaining affirmation. If confirmed, she could be the second confirmed constructive case in Massachusetts because the outbreak started in January. The chance to the general public stays low in Massachusetts, in keeping with public health officers.
To date, 12 Massachusetts residents, together with the primary confirmed case and the primary presumptive constructive case, have been examined for the virus. Of the 12, three have been examined since Friday when testing started on the Massachusetts lab.
As of last week, 608 individuals have been in self-quarantine in Massachusetts for the virus, out of that quantity, 377 have accomplished monitoring and are not quarantined, whereas 231 stay quarantined. A replace will probably be offered on Wednesday.
There have been greater than 60 U.S. instances of the coronavirus confirmed, a complete of six folks have died. Globally, 80,000 instances have been confirmed.
People who’re in voluntary self-quarantine proceed to be monitored by their native boards of health. DPH will launch up to date statewide monitoring knowledge weekly, starting Wednesday, March 4.
Individuals who have just lately traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19 and who’ve signs of the illness (fever, cough, shortness of breath) ought to attain out to their healthcare supplier and name forward earlier than going to a healthcare facility.