Second Case Of Coronavirus Confirmed In Rhode Island

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The second case of coronavirus has been diagnosed in Rhode Island.

The Rhode Island Department of Health says a teenager has tested positive for the virus, while a third person with mild symptoms is being tested. A man in his 40s was the state's first case of the virus. All three went on the same European trip last month organized by Saint Raphael Academy in Pawtucket. The school says it is closed this week and students are being taught at home through virtual learning.

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New Details On Rhode Island's First Coronavirus Case

Health officials say the teen remains at home while being treated for mild symptoms. A third person being tested is a woman in her 30s who also remains home while awaiting test results due Monday. All 38 of the people who went on the trip are self-monitoring for symptoms at home with health supervision. Attempts are underway to identify anyone who came into contact with the three people recently, as well as anyone on the same flight back to the U.S.

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo says the risk of getting coronavirus in Rhode Island is low, and people should not panic.

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