Sweden Reports First Case of Confirmed Coronavirus

(Bloomberg) -- The first case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Sweden, the country’s Public Health Agency said in a statement on Friday.

The patient is a woman in the Jonkoping region of southern Sweden who had visited the Wuhan area of China. She sought medical attention after arriving in Sweden on Jan. 24.

“One case doesn’t mean that we have a virus outbreak in Sweden,” said the agency’s Karin Tegmark Wisell, who added that the country’s health-care is well prepared to deal with the virus.

“There’s no risk to the wider community in this case,” Tegmark Wisell said.

The agency has analyzed about 20 tests from people who have visited the affected regions of China, according to the statement.

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