SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Officials with the CDC are sharing more information about the status of passengers aboard the coronavirus evacuation flight that landed at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Monday morning.
Fifty-one passengers were tested for coronavirus while on the way to Lackland, according to the CDC. Seven tested positive and didn't have previous symptoms and two more did show symptoms.
The passengers will be quarantined for two weeks on military bases. A group of high-risk people were taken to Nebraska for treatment.
Dr. Chris Kratochvil, executive director at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Global Center for Health Security, said they stand at the ready when asked if they anticipate more people coming.
"We don't know if there will be more," Kratochvil said. "But as the individuals are assessed at the other air bases, it's certainly possible that some could test positive and we could be asked to take more. And we'll have discussions at that point to decide if we have the capacity, depending on the numbers they might need."
San Antonio saw its first case of the coronavirus on Thursday when an evacuee from Wuhan, China tested positive for the virus. The person is being treated at Methodist Hospital Texsan in Balcones Heights.
San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said in a statement Monday that the risk of locals contracting the virus remains low.
Meanwhile, passengers from another cruise ship "The Westerdam" disembarked in Cambodia. They’re undergoing additional health screenings after an American woman tested positive for COVID-19 after leaving the ship.
Countries around the world are still racing to contain the outbreak. On Monday night, China reported 1886 new virus cases, bringing the death toll up by 98. They say 80 percent of cases have been mild.
The World Health Organization says more than 70,000 cases have been reported in China. Outside of China, more than 600 cases have been reported to W.H.O. officials.
W.H.O. officials say the reporting of new cases has declined, but it's still too early to tell whether it's a trend.