WASHINGTON, March 8 (Xinhua) – Mayor Muriel Bowser said Saturday that the first case of a coronavirus infection has been confirmed in Washington, DC.

On Saturday evening, a public health laboratory at the Ministry of Science and Disease Control detected the presence of the carrier for the virus, COVID-19, she told a news conference.

Fifty of his patients in Washington, D.C., showed symptoms in late February and were admitted to a hospital on March 5. She said so.

By: Mao Bopha January