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Traveler at Newark Airport issued mandatory quarantined amid coronavirus outbreak: health officials

Posted: 1:47 PM, Feb 06, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-06 13:48:05-05
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NEWARK, N.J. — A traveler who came from China to Newark Liberty International Airport was issued a mandatory quarantine order Tuesday evening amid the deadly coronavirus outbreak, New Jersey health officials said.

The traveler, who traveled to the Hubei Province earlier this month, was issued a 14-day quarantine order upon arrival, according to the state health department.

The individual, who is not a New Jersey resident, was taken to a location in Essex County as the Department of Health monitors for symptoms for the next two weeks.

The number of people infected globally has risen to more than 28,200 and the death toll has climbed past 560.

Just a day after birth, a baby tested positive for the virus — the youngest person with a confirmed case, according to state media.

As of Wednesday, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention there have been 11 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United States, including California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Washington and Arizona.

In New York City, five people have been tested for possible cases of coronavirus. Results for two patients have come back negative, according to the Health Department.

Officials are still awaiting testing results for three others.