CDC has confirmed 34 cases of novel coronavirus in the US

US officials have now confirmed 34 of novel coronavirus in the country, according to an announcement Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (orange) — also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19 —isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells (green) cultured in the lab.

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- A man with ties to Arizona State University in Tempe is now out of isolation after no longer being infected by the coronavirus, the Maricopa County Department of Health confirmed on Friday evening. The department says multiple tests were conducted on the patient, which all came out negative.

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The man, who is under age 60, was home quarantined as he recovered. He was never hospitalized, the Arizona Department of Health Services said.

The case was first reported on Jan 26. The man was in isolation since since shortly after returning from Wuhan, the central Chinese city that's the epicenter of the epidemic.

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People who have come in close contact with the man haven't shown any signs of the illness known as COVID-19, Maricopa County Public Health reported. Most of them have passed the 14-day monitoring period without displaying any symptoms.

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The virus has sickened more than 74,000 in China and hundreds worldwide. More than 2,000 people have died. All but five of the deaths occurred in mainland China. In the U.S., there are 15 confirmed cases.


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