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Person in Oklahoma tested for coronavirus

This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). (CDC via AP, File)
This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). (CDC via AP, File)

Another person in Oklahoma has been tested for the coronavirus.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health said Tuesday the results of the test were pending. The location, age and gender of the person tested were not released. 

The OSDH said there are no confirmed cases of the virus in Oklahoma. Two people in the state previously underwent testing, though results came back negative.

The OSDH said it is collaborating with county health officials to monitor travelers returning to Oklahoma from China, where the 2019 Novel Coronavirus originated. OSDH is notified when travelers are screened by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after they return from China to one of 11 airports in the United States. 

“We are working closely with our local, state and federal partners to closely monitor travelers returning to the state from China,” said Anthony Lee, director of the OSDH Acute Disease Service. “We want to assure the public that the risk of spreading the virus in public places is still very low.”

Thirteen individuals in the United States have confirmed cases of the coronavirus. All of those individuals have either recently traveled to China or were in were in close contact with someone with the virus.

There have been nearly 43,000 diagnosed cases of coronavirus in China with the death toll surpassing 1,000.

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