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Additional person with coronavirus transferred to UNMC/NE Med

Nebraska Medical Center
Posted at 4:30 PM, Feb 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-24 23:39:38-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — A Nebraska Medicine spokesperson says another American evacuated to the U.S. from the Diamond Princess cruise ship is at UNMC/Nebraska Medicine for coronavirus monitoring.

The individual tested positive for coronavirus but was originally being monitored at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. They're the spouse of one of the 13 people who came to Omaha for monitoring and treatment Feb. 17, according to Nebraska Medicine.

The person was brought directly to the National Quarantine Unit on the UNMC/Nebraska Medical Center campus.

With the addition of this person, there are 14 total individuals monitored at UNMC/Nebraska Medicine.

Twelve are being monitored at the National Quarantine Unit while two are being cared for in the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit.

One person returned earlier Monday to the National Quarantine Unit after being treated in the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit.

Nebraska Medicine says 12 people have tested positive for coronavirus while two remain negative.

Those with negative results could leave quarantine March 2.