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54 county residents self-quarantine over coronavirus concerns after returning from China

Jesus Reyes

54 Riverside County residents are under orders to self-quarantine over coronavirus concerns after returning from Mainland China.

Barbara Cole, Director of the Center for Disease Control Riverside County branch, said so far, no of the 54 individuals have shown any coronavirus symptoms so far.

The number of individuals can fluctuate as people return from overseas. Cole says it was 54 individuals as of Thursday evening.

Cole said the incubation period typically lasts 14 days. If after that, the person shows no symptoms, they are free to go.

The county makes sure to monitor individuals during the quarantine period, and those people must report their temperature twice a day.

Earlier this week, the CDC revealed a Riverside County resident tested positive for Coronavirus after being aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship.

The ship was quarantined in Yokohama, Japan, not far from Tokyo. Four passengers on the ship died after being infected with Coronavirus.

The county resident remains listed in good condition and is expected to fully recover, according to RUHS.

"This individual is being closely monitored and all early indications are that there are no exposures in Riverside County," Dr. Cameron Kaiser, Riverside County public health officer said via news release. "There continue to be no locally acquired confirmed cases of coronavirus."

Stay with News Channel 3 for any updates.

Jesus Reyes


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