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Illinois coronavirus patients discharged

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  • A man and woman who were diagnosed with the coronavirus were just released from quarantine.
  • The couple was the first diagnosed in Illinois, and the first case of person-to-person transmission in the U.S.
  • They will be under CDC guidance.

Two of the 12 Americans diagnosed with the rampant coronavirus have just been released from an Illinois hospital.

The couple had been quarantined at AMITA Health St. Alexius Medical Center in northwest Chicago, where they lived, CNN reported on Friday.

The two patients, a husband and wife both reportedly in their 60s, gave a statement to the press, saying the hospital services they have received were “great” in an “uncomfortable situation.”

“This has been the best health care experience we’ve ever had, but we’re definitely looking forward to getting home and getting life back to normal,” they said, according to CNN.

The wife initially contracted the coronavirus after a trip to Wuhan, China, and was Illinois’s first confirmed case. The virus eventually infected her husband, the U.S.’s first confirmed case of person-to-person transmission of the virus, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported.

Per CDC recommendations, the couple will be in home isolation until further notice.