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CDC confirms 15th case of COVID-19 in U.S.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed today another infection with COVID-19 in the United States, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in the United States to 15.

The patient is among a group of people under a federal quarantine order at JBSA-Lackland in Texas because of their recent return to the U.S. on a State Department-chartered flight that arrived on February 7.

All people who lived or traveled in Hubei Province, China, are considered at high risk of having been exposed to this virus and are subject to a temporary 14-day quarantine upon entry into the United States. 

This is the first person under quarantine at JBSA-Lackland who had symptoms and tested positive for COVID-19. The individual is currently isolated and receiving medical care at a designated hospital nearby.

There will likely be additional cases in the coming days and weeks, including among other people recently returned from Wuhan, officials said.

 While 195 people were discharged from quarantine on Tuesday, more than 600 people who returned on chartered flights from Wuhan remain under federal quarantine and are being closely monitored to contain the spread of the virus.

For the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, visit www.cdc.gov.

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