The U.S. recorded its first case of a person-to-person transmission of the new coronavirus Thursday as the disease’s death toll continued to climb in China. 

All prior cases of coronavirus in the U.S. were found in those who had recently traveled to Wuhan, China, the disease’s epicenter, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had been warning it was expecting a person-to-person transmission within the U.S.

The new patient had no history of travel to Wuhan, but lived with a Chicago resident who was diagnosed with the disease Jan. 21. Both are currently in stable condition, the

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