1st US patient with new virus leaves hospital, is recovering

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SEATTLE (AP) – The man who became the first U.S. patient with the new virus from China has left the hospital and says in a statement that he is getting better and looks forward to life returning to normal.

The unidentified 35-year-old man’s statement was provided to The Associated Press by Providence Medical Center in Everett, Washington, near Seattle. He fell sick after returning from a visit to China and was admitted on January 20.

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Health officials say the man is in isolation at home and is being monitored by public health workers.

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