Beaumont patient monitored for coronavirus

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chemist in blue gloves holds a glass dish for experiments in his hand, pours a liquid solution, and analyzes the reaction using different versions of reagents using chemical production. close up

A patient who traveled from China to Texas is in isolation in a hospital in Beaumont. The Beaumont Public Health Department says the patient is being monitored for coronavirus at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Officials say they are working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the Texas Department of State Health Services in monitoring the situation.

The Beaumont Public Health Department released the following statement:

"There is currently a patient under investigation for the 2019-nCoV (Coronavirus) in Beaumont.

The Beaumont Public Health Department is working closely with the Centers for Disease

Control and Prevention and the Texas Department of State Health Services, along with other

partners in monitoring this developing situation. Detailed testing per CDC guidelines has been

initiated and has been expedited for confirmation. As more information becomes available, we

will keep the public updated. Currently, there is no risk to the community."

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