DUPAGE COUNTY, IL — DuPage County health department officials are reaching out to residents who may have had contact with a Chicago woman who contracted a deadly new coronavirus. Health officials told NBC that they are “identifying, assessing and monitoring people who have been exposed to prevent onward transmission.”

Chicago Woman Contracts Coronavirus

The Chicago woman’s diagnosis marked the 2nd confirmed case of the new coronavirus in the United States. The patient, a woman in her 60s, traveled to Wuhan, China, in late Chicago and returned to the U.S. Jan. 13. She began experiencing symptoms a few days later, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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