Juarez confirms 1st case of COVID-19


Neighboring El Paso, Texas, confirms 3rd case, a university student who studied abroad

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — Health officials on Tuesday confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in the Mexican border city of Juarez.

Jesús Enrique Grajeda, the Chihuahua state secretary of health, said the person is a 29-year-old man who recently traveled to Italy and other European cities.

According to officials, the man is from Casas Grandes, Chihuahua but he lives in Juárez. After traveling to Europe, he returned back to Juárez flying to Los Angeles then to El Paso and finally back to Juarez.

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Grajeda said the man is recovering at home.

On Monday, the City of El Paso, Texas, right across the border from Juarez announce a third positive case of COVID-19.

Officials at the University of Texas at El Paso in an e-mail sent to faculty, staff, and students Monday evening that the patient is a student who recently returned from study abroad.

The University says the student was never on campus and was following the university guidelines of self-isolating for 14-days after her return when she learned she was positive for the virus Monday afternoon.

UTEP says they are in contact with the student on a daily basis.

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