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First case of coronavirus confirmed in Tennessee

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Published: Mar. 5, 2020 at 10:25 AM EST
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The first case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Tennessee

Governor Bill Lee made the announcement Thursday morning, WVLT reports.

Officials said the patient is a 44-year-old man in Williamson County who recently returned from out of state travel. He tested positive on Wednesday.

Williamson County is just south of Nashville.

The man has been asked to self-quarantine at his home. Officials said his symptoms are mild.

The Tennessee Health Department also reminded people that the coronavirus isn't widespread in the United States and the overall risk is still low.

Right now, the death toll in the US sits at 11, with 10 of those deaths in Washington state.

The federal government is fighting back too. The House approved $8.3 billion in emergency spending to combat the outbreak.

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