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THE CORONAVIRUS IS IN WISCONSIN.

AND STATE AND LOCAL HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THE PERSON LIVES IN DANE COUNTY.

THAT MAKES 12 CONFIRMED CASES IN THE U-S.

THE FIRST CONFIRMED CASE WAS IN WASHINGTON STATE -- SINCE THEN THE C-D-C HAS CONFIRMED 6 IN CALIFORNIA, 2 IN ILLINOIS, 1 IN ARIZONA AND ANOTHER IN MASSACHUSSETS.

TEN PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TESTED FOR NOVEL CORONAVIRUS IN WISCONSIN.

7 TESTS WERE NEGATIVE.

WE'RE STILL WAITING ON TWO OTHERS.

THIS IS A NEW STRAIN OF CORONAVIRUS - ONE THAT HAS NOT BEEN PREVIOUSLY IDENTIFIED. SYMPTOMS INCLUDE COUGH, FEVER, AND DIFFICULTY BREATHING.

STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE EMPHASIZING THE RISK TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS LOW ... BUT THEY'RE STILL TAKING THIS SERIOUSLY.

(( "WE WANT TO ASSURE YOU THAT THE RISK IS VERY LOW AND IF THERE WAS A REASON TO BE CONCERNED,

YOU WOULD HEAR FROM US." )) THE DANE COUNTY PATIENT WAS TESTED AND EVALUATED AT UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL IN MADISON.

THEY WENT TO THE E-R AFTER FLYING IN FROM BEIJING, CHINA.

WE HAVE TEAM COVERAGE ON THESE NEW HEALTH CONCERNS.

MICHELLE ALFINI IS STANDING BY WITH THE PRECAUTIONS MADISON HOSPITALS ARE RECOMMENDING. WE BEGIN AT THE DANE COUNTY REGIONAL AIRPORT...THAT'S WHERE

THAT PATIENT TRAVELED THROUGH -- TONY:?

LOCAL OFFICIALS SAY THE RESPONSE HERE AT THE DANE COUNTY REGIONAL AIRPORT BY THE AIRLINE PASSENGER WHO LATER TESTED POSITIVE, WAS,

GOLD-STANDARD. THE PERSON WENT DIRECTLY FROM THE AIRPORT HERE, TO U-W HOSPITAL, AND THEN TO SECLUDED CARE AT HOME.

HEALTH OFFICIALS WOULD NOT REVEAL WHERE THE PASSENGER CONNECTED FROM...BUT THEY DO SAY THEEE WAS NOT HEALTH-SCREENING YET AT THE OTHER AIRPORT.

COUNTY EXECUTIVE JOE PARISI, MADISON MAYOR SATYA

RHODES-CONWAY, AND PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY HEALTH SPECIALISTS CONTINUE TO CONFIRM THE PERSON WITH THE CONFIRMED CASE REMAINS IN SECLUSION. COUNTY OFFICIALS ARE

PREPARED TO PROVIDE NEEDED SUPPLIES.

THE GENDER AND AGE OF THIS ADULT, FIRST CORONAVIRUS CASE IN WISCONSIN IS NOT BEING REVEALED.

OFFICIALS STRESS, THE VIRUS IS NOT SPECIFIC TO A TARGET GROUP.

((((THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION DO NOT RECOMMEND ISOLATION QUARANTINE OR TESTING OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE OR OF A PARTICULAR ETHNICITY OR HAVE BEEN TRAVELLING))))

LOCAL OFFICIALS SAY THEY'VE BEEN TAKING PREVENTION STEPS FOR SOME TIME, IN THE EVENT OF A POSITIVE CASE.

The Description of Confirmed Coronavirus Case in Dane County