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1st virus cases reported confirmed in Austria, Croatia

The name plaque of Brenner train station stands at the border between Austria and Italy at Brenner Pass, Italy, on Feb. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

BERLIN (AP) -- Austrian public broadcaster ORF reports that authorities have confirmed the first COVID-19 cases in the Alpine country.

    ORF quoted authorities in the western state of Tyrol saying Tuesday that one of the two confirmed cases involved a person from northern Italy. It wasn't immediately clear whether the individual had recently traveled there.

    ORF reported that the patients currently have a slight fever and are being isolated at an Innsbruck hospital.

    Croatia also confirmed its first case Tuesday, ,in a man who had traveled to the Italian city of Turin.

    "We have determined that we have the first patient who has been confirmed to have the virus," said Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic.

    He said it's a "younger man, with a mild form of the disease, he has been isolated and his condition is good."

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