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Suspected cases of coronavirus in Minnesota turn out to be negative


January 28, 2020

Minnesota Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm, right, along with State Epidemiologist Dr. Ruth Lynfield and Infectious Disease Director Kris Ehresmann held a briefing on Friday to outline how the state has been preparing for the 2019 coronavirus and how MDH and the public health community would respond if a case were to be identified in Minnesota. GLEN STUBBE •

Tests by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed that two Minnesotans who became sick after recent travels to Wuhan, China, were not infected by the novel coronavirus that has emerged there and spread to more than a dozen countries.

The two Minnesotans were among 32 people in the U.S. whose tests for the virus turned up negative, the federal agency reported Monday. The CDC has so far identified five positive cases of the coronavirus in people from Arizona, California, Illinois and Washington state, and is investigating another 110 suspected cases from 26 states.


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