Wuhan Ends a Streak

Epicenter city hadn't reported a new case of coronavirus since April 3
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 10, 2020 8:47 AM CDT
Wuhan Has First New Case Since April 3
Students wearing protective face masks to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus are reflected on a monitor screen showing their body temperatures as they arrive to a high school in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province, Wednesday, May 6, 2020.   (Chinatopix via AP)

(Newser) – The Chinese city of Wuhan, ground zero of a global pandemic, ended its lengthy streak of no new cases of coronavirus on Sunday, reporting a new patient for the first time since April 3. The man is in critical condition and being cited as caused by "past community infection," and his wife has also tested positive but is asymptomatic, reports CNN; four others from the community are being observed in hospitals. Reuters reports that the 89-year-old man hadn't left his home since late January. (Read more coronavirus stories.)

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