OREANDA-NEWS. The Washington Post reports, citing sources, that the first case of infection with a new type of coronavirus was detected on the territory of the United States.

According to Reuters news agency, a spokeswoman for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed this information.

A resident of the state of Washington located in the north-west of the country fell ill, now his condition is stable. He flew to the USA from China before federal health services began checking travelers at the three largest airports.

Last week, it was reported that US authorities would start to check passengers arriving from the Chinese city of Wuhan, where a new disease was discovered, at three airports: the Kennedy Airport in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles airports.