Minnesota’s 1st Case Of Coronavirus in Cruise Ship Passenger

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota health officials said the state has its first confirmed case of coronavirus.

The Minnesota Department of Health says the presumptive case is an an older adult from Ramsey County who recently traveled on a cruise ship that carried another person with a known case.  Presumptive means the MDH said it’s still awaiting confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA.

The Minnesotan developed symptoms Feb. 25 and sought health care Thursday.

The state got a positive test result today (Friday).

Officials say the person is isolated and recovering at home.

They’re working to identify anyone who came in contact with the person.

Those people will be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days from their date of exposure and be monitored for symptoms.

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