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OC Coronavirus Patient Released In Good Condition

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The one coronavirus patient in Orange County has been released from the hospital in good condition.

The patient is a man in his 50s who was diagnosed after traveling to Wuhan, China -- ground zero for the outbreak.

OC health officials say the man remains in isolation, while reiterating the message coming from all public health agencies: the risk to the public remains low.

L.A. County officials have not updated the condition of the one coronavirus patient there. A Public Health Department spokesman said via email that the agency will only provide information if a person with coronavirus dies, or "there are public locations where a confirmed case may have been if needed to identify additional persons at risk for being infected."

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Meanwhile, two planes carrying about 350 Americans who left China arrived at Travis Air Force Base in northern California Wednesday, and later in the day one was set to fly people to the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar near San Diego, where they’ll be quarantined for 14 days.

Nearly 200 American diplomats and their families are quarantined at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County. Health officials have confirmed that a child in the group who came down with a fever was not infected with coronavirus.

A traveler who arrived Monday at LAX on a flight from China was placed under federal quarantine and transferred to March ARB. The passenger’s quarantine order expires Thursday, Feb. 6.

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  • 4:45 p.m.: This story was updated to indicate that a child who contracted a fever is not infected with the coronavirus.