Tennessee’s First Coronavirus Case Traveled Through Boston’s Logan Airport

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Tennessee has reported its first case of coronavirus, and there’s a connection to Boston.

The Tennessee Department of Health said the patient, an adult man from Williamson County, recently traveled through Logan Airport—but officials did not specify when he traveled through the airport.

At a press conference, state officials said the travel occurred "approximately four or five days ago." They said the man did not travel internationally.

Officials said he was not showing symptoms at the time, but is now showing mild symptoms and is quarantined in his Tennessee home.

The Massachusetts Department of Health said the man traveled on a nonstop, round-trip flight between Nashville International Airport and Logan Airport, and said they were working with Tennessee health officials and the Boston Public Health Commission to try to find out where he went and who he was in contact with.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will make the final determination of whether or not the man has coronavirus.

Massachusetts currently has three cases of coronavirus—two presumptive, and one confirmed by the CDC. The first, the confirmed case, was in a UMass Boston student returning from Wuhan, China. The second, which has yet to be confirmed, was in a woman in her 20s who recently returned from Italy on a school trip; a third, announced Thursday, is a woman in her 60s in Middlesex County.

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