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Missouri has First Confirmed Case of Coronavirus

(St. Louis County) Missouri medical professionals announced over the weekend the first case to test presumptive positive for the coronavirus in the state.

The test, conducted by the Missouri State Public Health Laboratory, has been forwarded to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention laboratory.

This case is travel-related.

The positive case is a female in her twenties from St. Louis County who recently traveled to Italy.

She is now in isolation at home with family members who have also been in isolation.

Local health department officials says they are identifying close contacts to monitor symptoms and contain spread.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has tested only 26 individuals in the whole state so far for coronavirus.

Officials say three additional tests remain in progress.

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