South Korean passenger at Hartsfield-Jackson presumed to have coronavirus tests negative

A South Korean passenger who went through Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and who received a “presumed positive” test for coronavirus has tested negative for the disease, according to Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp.

This brings Georgia’s coronavirus totals to six confirmed cases and six presumptive cases.

At a press conference earlier today, Kemp and Coronavirus Task Force members briefed media on federal, state, and local preparedness efforts involving COVID-19. Governor Kemp gave updated figures on “presumed positive” cases as well as confirmed cases in Georgia.


The South Korean passenger who recently traveled from Incheon International Airport to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Over the weekend, state health officials learned about this individual’s arrival at Hartsfield-Jackson where — upon arrival — customs officials noticed that the passenger appeared to be displaying symptoms consistent with COVID-19. The passenger was taken to the CDC’s airport quarantine unit for evaluation and later transferred to a nearby hospital. The passenger was then tested for COVID-19.

The Department of Public Health has now confirmed that this individual is negative for COVID-19.

State officials have notified federal and local partners — including airport officials — about this individual’s negative test result.

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