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1st US patient with new virus leaves hospital, is recovering

Posted: 4:45 PM, Feb 03, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-03 18:20:19-05
CDC confirms 1st person-to-person transmission of new coronavirus in US

SEATTLE, Washington — The man who became the first U.S. patient with the new virus from China has left the hospital and says in a statement that he is getting better and looks forward to life returning to normal.

The unidentified 35-year-old man's statement was provided to Providence Medical Center in Everett, Washington, near Seattle.

He fell sick after returning from a visit to China and was admitted on Jan. 20.

Health officials say the man is in isolation at home and is being monitored by public health workers.