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POSTED 12:59 PM, JANUARY 30, 2020, BY ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPDATED AT 01:13PM, JANUARY 30, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) Health officials Thursday reported the first U.S. case of person-to-person spread of the new virus from China.

The individual is married to the Chicago woman who got sick from the virus after she returned from a trip to Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the outbreak. There have been cases reported of the infectious virus spreading to others in a household or workplace in China and elsewhere.

The new case is the sixth reported in the United States. The other five were travelers who developed the illness after returning to the U.S. from China. The latest patient had not been in China.

The Chicago woman, who is in her 60s, returned from central China on Jan. 13, then last week went to a hospital with symptoms and was diagnosed with the viral illness. She and her husband are hospitalized.

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Info about the husband:

21 People Under Investigation for Coronavirus in Illinois: Health Officials
Last week, a Chicago woman became the second person in the US to contract coronavirus after a trip to Wuhan, China
Published January 30, 2020 Updated on January 30, 2020 at 8:05 pm
 
The latest patient, who is in his 60s, had "close contact" and recently reported symptoms, health officials said
It is the second person in Illinois to be diagnosed and the sixth confirmed case in the U.S.
The man's wife first contracted the virus after she traveled to Wuhan, China - the epicenter of a recent outbreak. She returned to the U.S. on Jan. 13 and later started experiencing symptoms

At least 21 people are currently under investigation for potential coronavirus exposure after a second person tested positive in Illinois, marking the first case of human-to-human transmission in the U.S., health officials said.
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The man's wife first contracted the virus after she traveled to Wuhan, China - the epicenter of a recent outbreak. She returned to the U.S. on Jan. 13 and later started experiencing symptoms including a fever and shortness of breath. She was listed in good condition at a Hoffman Estates hospital and remains stable, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

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https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/21-people-under-investigation-for-coronavirus-in-illinois-health-officials/2210342/

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UPDATE: Man infected with coronavirus was not contagious during recent trip to Cleveland
 By John Deike | January 30, 2020 at 6:18 PM EST - Updated January 31 at 5:24 AM

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The first human-to-human transmission of coronavirus in the United States was documented in Illinois, and there is a connection to Cleveland.
The city of Cleveland confirmed to 19 News that the husband traveled to Cleveland for one day on Jan. 14, but he did not show coronavirus-like symptoms during his time in the city.

He also was not contagious when visiting here:

Ohio Dept of Health✔@OHdeptofhealth
ODH, CDC, CCBH determined that the sixth U.S. confirmed coronavirus case was not infectious during his day trip to Cleveland. It is important to remember the U.S is still low risk for nCoV. There are no additional PUIs related to this case in OH.

However, the husband did start showing symptoms this past Tuesday.

More here:
https://www.cleveland19.com/2020/01/31/man-infected-with-coronavirus-recently-visited-cleveland/