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Ohio Health Department monitoring possible case of coronavirus

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Posted at 1:27 PM, Feb 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-05 13:27:19-05

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Department of Health is monitoring a new Person Under Investigation (PUI) for the 2019 novel coronavirus, according to a news release.

Samples from the PUI were taken and sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for testing, authorities said.

According to health officials, the results are expected in the coming days and the Ohio Health Department is working with a local department to monitor the individual and their contacts. Health officials have not released the location of the Person Under Investigation.

Ohio remains at low-risk and there have not been any confirmed cases, according to health officials.

Starting Feb. 5, the department will begin posting numbers of any Ohio confirmed cases and PUIs on its website by 2 p.m. The numbers will be updated twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there are now five confirmed cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus in the United Stated. The CDC says it confirmed additional travel-related infections of 2019-nCoV on Sunday, this time in Arizona and California.

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