A Tooele man has become the first Utahn known to have contracted the coronavirus.

John Haering had been quarantined on the Diamond Princess cruise ship off the coast of Japan since an outbreak of the virus was detected among the passengers.

He learned yesterday that he was being taken to a hospital in Japan, then found out he would be placed in isolation because he had tested positive for the coronavirus.

His wife is also on the cruise but has not tested positive for the virus.

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