Chicago couple treated for coronavirus make full recovery: officials

A Chicago woman and her husband — the country’s first case of person-to-person transmission of the coronavirus  — have made a full recovery, officials say.

The couple, whose identities haven’t been released, were discharged from a suburban Chicago hospital Feb. 7 and remained in isolation at home until Friday, according to a statement from the city’s Department of Public Health.

They are both now allowed to resume their “regular activities” after testing negative for the virus, officials said.

“We believe both patients can now safely return to their regular activities, including work, without restrictions,” Dr. Allison Arwady, commissioner of the Health Department, said in the statement.

Arwady said the woman and husband “do not need to wear masks and neither does anyone interacting with them.

“They have now had multiple rounds of negative testing for the virus and are clinically well,” she said.

The woman, who is in her 60s, became sick with the coronavirus after traveling to Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak, in China, officials said.

She was confirmed Jan. 24 as Illinois’s first case of the coronavirus. Six days later, her husband, who is also in his 60s, was announced as yet another case after catching the bug from the woman.

The virus, known as COVID-19, has infected more than 69,000 people globally, mostly in mainland China.

With Post Wires

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