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Health Alert: Baltimore City monitoring Coronavirus outbreak, 12 confirmed cases across U.S.

Posted: 5:50 PM, Feb 05, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-05 17:51:28-05
CORONAVIRUS

BALTIMORE — Officials are waiting for the results of the second person being tested for the virus here in Maryland.

While the threat of anyone getting the Coronavirus, health and emergency officials are monitoring the outbreak.

In Baltimore, they're making sure proper screening is being done, but also urging everyone to practice healthy habits.

"If you are sick, please stay home and don't go to work, school or travel. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If you don't have access to soap and water, you can use an alcohol base band sanitizer, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when you're coughing or sneezing," Letitia Dzirasa, Baltimore City Health Commissioner

There are now 12 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the U.S. after Wisconsin health leaders confirmed a case in the state.