Officials warn coronavirus will affect more Americans after Chicago woman diagnosed

The woman in her 60s started feeling sick three days after returning home from China, where at least 25 people have died from the virus and over 800 people have been infected.
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ratings, weeting, looks like my lawyers are set to start Saturday, which is called death valley in TV. The deadly coronavirus soaring in numbers. A second case, a woman in Chicago. 63 patients now being tested here in the U.S. For possible symptoms across 22 states. Look at this. Alarming new video from China tonight. Chose patients crowded into the Wuhan hospital. China reporting 26 deaths. More than 900 people infected. Tonight, China ordered a new hospital be built in just ten days. Here's Steve osunsami. Reporter: Government health officials tonight say that without a doubt, more Americans will be diagnosed with this deadly virus in the coming days. The latest confirmed case here is a woman in her 60s from Chicago. She returned from China last week and felt sick three days later. She has limited close contacts, all of whom are currently well and who will be monitored closely for symptoms. Reporter: Another American patient in Seattle, who was hospitalized in a bio-containment unit, could be released in a few days. We used to highest level of protection that we have available to treat this patient, as one would ebola. Reporter: The CDC are now running tests on 63 sick patients from 22 states, including from College Station. Officials are going to be terribly busy at these five us airports, when flights from the affected regions in China resume. Already they've screened more than 2,000 travelers. This is a scene from the Seattle international airport. Passengers tell us the gift shops ran out of face masks early this morning. Our focus right now is on travelers returning from Wuhan, but the situation is changing rapidly, and we're continuing to assess and will make new guidance if needed. From the center of this outbreak, the Chinese are rushing to build a new hospital from the ground up in ten days. Dozens of workers are there now. There is this disturbing video posted on social media from Wuhan's hospital. Those are medical workers in suits and bodies covered. Today is the biggest holiday in the country, the Chinese new year, and cities in the hot zone are on lockdown. Our correspondent Ian Pannell is traveling through the region. All but two provinces in China now have cases, pretty much the whole province of hubei, which is the epicenter, all airports, rail, buses and river ports. That's about 30 million people effectively grounded. Reporter: 26 people have died. More than 900 are infected and France is seeing its first two cases. Steve, flights from the region where the outbreak originated from are no longer coming into the U.S. That will be reassuresing at home. Officials are urging calm globally and here in the U.S. Reporter: David, health officials here at the CDC say they're approaching this as a serious threat to public health, but at the same time they say based on the information they have in front of them at this point they believe the general risk to the American public is low. We'll stay on it. Steve, thank you.

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