The Coronavirus Hits Home: 1st New Hampshire Case Confirmed
It looks like the first New Hampshire case of coronavirus has been confirmed, according to NECN.
The patient remains at home in Grafton County while health officials investigate.
According to Boston.com, a hospital system employee who recently traveled to Italy is the first person in the state to test positive for the new Coronavirus.
New Hampshire's state epidemiologist said in a press conference the person stricken was one of four people who were recently tested for Coronavirus.
Dr. Benjamin Chan said, per the news article, that the patient is experiencing mild symptoms and remains at home in the Northwest part of New Hampshire. While the adult is not sick enough to be hospitalized, they are at home, isolated for protection.
Boston.com reported the head of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health confirmed the patient is an employee of the health system, which includes Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.
Chan told the NECN that "We will be working tirelessly to investigate this most recent identification and to identify any potential susceptible contacts who may need themselves to be placed under self quarantine."
According to the Associated Press, The first reported death in the U.S. from the virus was confirmed Saturday in Seattle.