First Utahn confirmed to have coronavirus, receiving treatment in Japanese hospital

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SALT LAKE CITY — A Tooele County man who has been quarantined aboard a cruise ship has been confirmed to have coronavirus, making him the first known Utahn to be infected amid the outbreak.

“John has tested Positive for the Corona Virus!” his wife, Melanie Haering posted on Facebook Thursday night (Friday afternoon in Japan). “He does not have a fever and feels no symptoms. There is no treatment only a waiting game til the virus subsides. He gets tested again in 48 hours and if it’s positive again, he waits another 48 hours for another test. If that test is negative, he gets tested in 24 hrs and if two tests in a row come up negative he is free to leave.”

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