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Japan confirms coronavirus case in man who recently returned from China


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Japanese health officials said a man who recently returned from China and was diagnosed with pneumonia also tested positive for a new coronavirus that’s sickened at least 41 others in the Wuhan area and resulted in one death.

The officials said the man developed a cough on Jan. 3 while still in Wuhan, and when he returned to Japan on Jan. 6 he was hospitalized and tested positive for the virus. The man has since been released, and his family members and those who treated him have not fallen ill, Japanese media reported, according to The Associated Press.


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