Mexico’s health ministry has “confirmed two cases of coronavirus in Mexico, the first in the capital and the second in Sinaloa,” the Mexican government said on its official Twitter Friday.
The patient, who will not be taken to the hospital unless his health worsens, has been isolated in a hotel room, Sinaloa’s health secretary, Dr. Efren Encina Torres said at a press conference.
Mexican Health Secretary Jorge Alcocer Varela told Sinaloa health authorities that the patient traveled to Italy on Feb. 15 and arrived to Mexico on Feb. 22, Dr. Encina Torres added. Five days later, the patient landed at the Culiacan airport in Sinaloa from Mexico City and Guadalajara.
The patient was with another person who is also isolated and undergoing tests, Dr. Encina Torres said.