SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego received its first confirmed case of coronavirus Monday, an official familiar with the situation confirmed to 10News.
According to the source, the individual was aboard the first flight from Wuhan, China to Miramar last Wednesday.
The official says the individual is an adult. It’s unclear whether the patient is a man or a woman at this time.
According to UC San Diego, hospital officials were informed by San Diego Public Health that four patients being evaluated for the virus tested negative. At the direction of the CDC, all four individuals were discharged and sent back into quarantine at MCAS Miramar.
The hospital says the CDC later advised public health officials that, upon further testing, one of the four patients tested positive for coronavirus. The individual was “returned to UC San Diego Health for observation and isolation until cleared by the CDC for release.”
The patient is said to be in good condition.
The first flight carrying 167 people from China landed at Miramar last Wednesday. A second plane carrying an unknown number of people arrived at the base later in the week.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, all those aboard the flights were quarantined for a mandatory 14-day hold.
A father and daughter who were among those in isolation at Rady Children’s Hospital later tested negative for novel coronavirus. The man’s father-in-law who stayed in Wuhan, however, passed away from the virus. A GoFundMe has been set up for the family.