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First case of Coronavirus confirmed in Wisconsin

CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK 2

Wisconsin (WAOW) -- The Wisconsin Department of Health says the first case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Wisconsin.

The patient became infected when traveling abroad in China.

Health officials say they were testing 10 people this year for the coronavirus, however, seven of those were negative, two are still pending, and one is confirmed.

The Department of Health says the risk for other people in Wisconsin is low.

The person has not been hospitalized, health officials say the person has mild symptoms. The patient received testing at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison

Health officials did not say where in the state the person lives or underwent testing.

Two Iowans are being tested for the virus after a recent trip from China.

KWWL Staff

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