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Snohomish County man, first coronavirus patient in US, fully recovered

Feb 21, 2020, 5:09 PM
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The Snohomish County man who was the country’s fist documented case of coronavirus is said to have fully recovered, the Snohomish Health District announced Friday.

The man affected was reportedly traveling through Sea-Tac Airport after a trip to China near the Wuhan region. He was initially hospitalized with symptoms the week before a coronavirus diagnosis was confirmed. He spent a couple weeks in an isolation unit at the Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, and then was quarantined for a few weeks at home.

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He is now free from that isolation and is able to go about his regular activities.

“In consultation with state and federal public health authorities, the Snohomish Health District has released the patient from home isolation. He is now considered fully recovered and free to go about his regular activities. We cannot thank him enough for his patience and cooperation during the entire process,” the Snohomish Health District stated.

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Snohomish County man, first coronavirus patient in US, fully recovered