Texas woman tests positive for coronavirus a day after release from isolation


This does not include people who returned to the USA via State Department-chartered flights according to the CDC.

U.S. House Rep. Joaquin Castro tweeted Monday that he would ask Congress to "investigate CDC's protocols for the treatment of coronavirus patients".

According to the CDC, the patient was discharged from the facility after meeting "all of CDC's criteria for release - resolution of any symptoms and two consecutive sets of negative test results, collected more than 24 hours apart". "Out of an abundance of caution, CDC chose to bring the individual back into isolation at a local medical facility".

"What happened in San Antonio and what the CDC did is completely unacceptable", he said.

Post her release from quarantine Saturday, she visited the Holiday Inn Express Airport and the North Star Mall where she browsed through the stores including Swarovski, Talbot's and Dillard's and ate at the food court.

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg, who had earlier said that only passengers who were symptom-free for the entire 14-day quarantine period would be released Tuesday, issued a statement saying he was "comfortable that the plan. will minimize the risk of exposure", and that passengers would not stay in local hotels and would go directly to the airport.

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The mayor of San Antonio was highly critical of the federal response in a news conference Monday.

Lackland Air Force Base is also where some evacuees from the Diamond Princess cruise ship were quarantined after they were repatriated to the United States against CDC's recommendation. "No previously quarantined person shall be permitted to enter the City of San Antonio until further notice".

"Unfortunately, after the person's release, the CDC received the results of another test that showed a weakly positive confirmation of the virus that causes COVID-19", CNBC quoted Nirenberg.

Upon finding her results, she was then transported to the Texas Center for Infectious Disease.

The patient who was released over the weekend visited a local mall and airport before she was brought back into isolation once the positive test was discovered, city officials said. She has since returned to isolation. CDC officials and Bexar County health officials are working on tracking down those contacted by the person. "This modification is effective immediately".

Speaking to reporters in Austin on Monday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called the CDC's actions at Lackland "unacceptable" and "a case of negligence". She said local, state and federal agencies helped coordinate the Lackland departures.