Everett Hospital Discharges Patient with Coronavirus

The primary individual in the US to be identified with the novel coronavirus has been discharged from an Everett hospital. The Snohomish County man had been handled in isolation at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett since Jan. 19.

Since being found in Wuhan, a metropolis of 11 million individuals in central China, the brand new virus is reported to have sickened greater than 20,000 folks and killed greater than 400. As of Monday, 11 individuals in the US had examined optimistic for the virus, and none has died; the Snohomish County man is the one case in Washington.

The person had been touring solo in Wuhan since November and arrived again at Seattle-Tacoma Worldwide Airport on Jan. 15, two days earlier than screenings began at three U.S. airports with direct flights to and from Wuhan. The Snohomish County man hadn’t taken a direct flight, and public well-being officers haven’t mentioned which airport or airports he linked by way of earlier than arriving at Sea-Tac. The person, who’s in his 30s and lives alone, stated in an announcement launched by the hospital that he’s a residence and getting higher.

Whereas the person is at residence, he stays remoted and is being monitored by the Snohomish Health District. The monitoring is identical as what an affected person receives after being despatched house from hospitalization for situations comparable to tuberculosis, whooping cough, measles or mumps, stated Heather Thomas, spokesperson for the well-being district.

Doctors at Providence labored with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Snohomish Health District to deal with the person and made the joint choice to launch him, in response to the assertion from the hospital. It’s unclear precisely when the person was discharged. Public well-being officers from Snohomish and King counties and Washington state are monitoring 56 individuals who had shut contact with the person.