PORTER COUNTY, Ind. — The Hoosier state looks to be safe from coronavirus for now.
According to a news release from the Porter County Health Department on Friday, a person who was being isolated this week because of the possibility of having the virus tested negative.
The Times of Northwest Indiana says the unidentified person was traveling through northern Indiana on Monday and was flagged for possibly contracting the virus.
“In consultation with the Indiana State Department of Health, the patient was hospitalized, infection control protocols were implemented. Subsequently, laboratory testing performed by the CDC was negative for the presence of the novel coronavirus. The individual’s condition improved, and the individual was discharged, with no further risk to the public,” Dr. Maria Stamp, Porter County health officer, said.
There are still six confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the United States. More than 200 people in China have died from the virus.
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