Two new cases of coronaviruses have been confirmed in the Texas Panhandle and a man who had contracted both cases died of his illness, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.
The first case was a man with a history of coronasculitis who was in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
The man’s wife and two children had been staying at the home, where they had been living for the past week, the agency said.
The CDC said it was not immediately clear if the new cases were related to the same patient.
It is not yet clear how many cases there were.
The second case was identified in a medical database.
The woman who was infected died of her illness, according to the CDC.
A woman who lived in the same apartment building as the first patient was also infected and was hospitalized, according the agency.
It did not immediately release details about the woman.
The illness spread to a third person, a woman who had been in the apartment.
Both of the patients died in the hospital.
It was not known how many of the new coronavalvirus cases were linked to the third person.
Both patients also had previously tested positive for coronaviral strains that can cause pneumonia, according a release from the Texas Department of State Health Services.