Broome County health officials say two adults are being tested for possible infection by the coronavirus that has killed more than 80 people in China.

In a statement released late Monday, the county health department indicated two people are being evaluated.

Tests are underway at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta. Results are expected within the next couple of days.

The adults who are being evaluated recently returned from separate travel in China. They sought medical attention as a result of respiratory symptoms.

Staff at the medical facilities contacted the county health department and obtained specimens for lab testing.

Both people were released and directed to stay in home isolation because they were not seriously ill. They are being supervised by the health department.

According to the statement: "They are complying with the home isolation procedures and present no risk to the general public."

The Broome County Health Department statement said an update on the cornoavirus test results will be provided when they become available.

Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: bob@wnbf.com

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