(KSAT) – An individual who was released from isolation on Saturday is being retested for the coronavirus at a local health facility, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Officials say the individual met the criteria for release after testing negative for the virus twice. Both of the tests were administered more than 24 hours apart.
However, the patient later returned to isolation after a pending lab test came up positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, according to the CDC.
The patient was under isolation while being treated at the local medical facility for several weeks after returning from Wuhan, China, on a state department chartered flight, the CDC says.
Out of caution, the CDC says the individual was brought back into isolation at a local medical facility and is getting retested.
The patient did have contact with others while outside of isolation, and health officials are working to trace others that may have been exposed.