The Hamilton Emergency Medical Service has reportedly received the first Critical Access designation in Texas from Medicare.
Two charter flights carrying cruise ship passengers from Japan landed at military bases in California and Texas overnight, starting the clock on a quarantine period to ensure passengers don't have the new virus that's been spreading in Asia.
A special ambulance was reportedly used to transport the first patient in Texas with coronavirus.
U.S. officials on Thursday announced the country's 15th confirmed case of the new coronavirus — an evacuee from China who had been under quarantine in Texas.
A powerful winter storm raked the Deep South on Thursday with high winds, rain and floods that killed two people and injured several more across a dozen states.
Kendall Tyson, 19, was taken into custody without incident.