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A couple from Japan tested positive for novel coronavirus shortly after visiting Hawaii this month, and Delta Airlines says it is notifying passengers who were on their flight home about the couple's diagnosis.



Coronavirus cases jump as countries plan evacuation of Diamond Princess cruise ship

Hawaiian officials, meanwhile, say they've been looking into the couple's activities in Hawaii, and are trying to find people who may have been in close contact with the couple.
The man and woman were on Maui from January 28 to February 3, and then on Oahu from February 3 until their Delta flight home on February 6 to Nagoya, Japan, Hawaiian health officials say.

"We are proactively reaching out to customers who were onboard that flight as well as taking the necessary steps to ensure...
More than 700 people in Washington State are being publicly supervised for coronavirus, according to new results from the Washington State Department of Health.

The department said Tuesday 746 people in the state are under public health supervision, including those at risk of having been exposed to novel coronavirus. These people are monitoring their health under the supervision of public health officials.

The figure includes close contacts of laboratory confirmed cases, as well as people who have returned from China in the past 14 days that are included in federal quarantine guidance.

As of now, the department said 26 people in Washington state have been tested for the new virus, with only one confirmed case in Snohomish County. One result is still pending, according to the department.
The arrival of American evacuees from a virus-plagued cruise ship docked in Japan nearly doubled the number of coronavirus cases on U.S. soil to 29.

Separately, one U.S. citizen died in China.

Two charter flights carrying 340 passengers who had been on the Diamond Princess cruise ship arrived at military bases in California and Texas late Sunday and early Monday. All but one of the coronavirus-positive evacuees are at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

The State Department announced later that 14 of the evacuees received confirmed they had the virus but were allowed to board the flight because they did not have symptoms. They were being isolated separately from other passengers on the flight, the U.S. State and Health and Human Services said in a joint statement.

The rest of the virus infection cases are scattered in Arizona, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Texas, Wisconsin and Washington state....