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A Snohomish man who was the very first patient in the United States to be diagnosed with the new COVID-19 virus has “fully recovered”, county health officials said.
The man is now free to leave home isolation and go about regular activities, a spokesperson with the Snohomish County Health District said.
The man apparently had contracted the virus after travelling to Wuhan, China in January. He reported feeling ill a few days after returning home and was placed in isolation at Everett’s Providence Regional Medical Center on Jan. 21.
He had been released to home isolation on Feb. 3.
“We cannot thank him enough for his patience and cooperation throughout the entire process,” health officials said.
As of Friday morning, over 75,000 people had been infected in China with the death toll in that nation over 2,200.