Ward County man is North Dakota’s first coronavirus case

BISMARCK, N.D. — Health officials say a man has tested positive for the coronavius in North Dakota, the first such case in the state.

The Department of Health said Wednesday night that the man in his 60s had traveled out of state and had contact with a person who also tested positive for the disease. The Ward County man has not been hospitalized and is isolating himself at home.

The vast majority of people recover from the new virus. The World Health Organization says that people with mild illness recover in about two weeks.

Health officials are working to identify people who may have been in close contact with the individual.

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