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Arizona coronavirus patient released from isolation

Public health officials said the man tested negative for the COVID-19 virus multiple times and there is no risk of the virus spreading.
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TEMPE, Ariz. — A man with ties to Arizona State University has been released from isolation after multiple negative tests from the CDC, the Maricopa County Department of Public Health says. 

He was diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus shortly after returning from a visit to Wuhan, China in January. Health officials said they monitored the man closely while testing everyone who had close contacts with him. 

As his case was mild, the patient stayed in isolation at home and never had to be hospitalized, health officials said. 

The county health department said there is no risk of COVID-19 to the community now that the man has tested negative for the virus. 


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