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Second coronavirus case confirmed in the US

A second person in the US has been diagnosed with the coronavirus, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced.

The patient is reportedly a woman in her 60s who had returned home to Chicago from Wuhan in China – where the outbreak began – on 13 January.

The woman is in isolation in hospital and is stable, state officials say.

Globally, there are more than 500 confirmed cases of the virus, which has killed 18 people in China.


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