Six people from Monroe County are currently in voluntary quarantine from the coronavirus.
They will be quarantined and monitored for 14 days for symptoms of the virus. At this time, none of them have symptoms of the virus according to reports. The six people were coming back from China.
Officials in China say the total reported number of new cases are over 44,600 with 2,015 new cases on Tuesday. This is the lowest increase of confirmed new cases since January.
The virus has killed about 1,113 people as of Tuesday.
Reports say the epidemic could peak this month the reported number of cases since late January are the lowest. China’s senior medical adviser anticipates the coronavirus outbreak would end by April according to Reuters.com.
The World Health Organization said the coronavirus epidemic poses a global threat possibly worse than terrorism.