HENDERSON COUNTY, Texas — After an East Texas woman recently returned from China, and amid growing concerns over the coronavirus outbreak, local health officials are assuring the public the situation is being monitored carefully and there are no confirmed cases in northeast Texas.

Ashley Jenkins, of Mabank, returned home last week after a series of events caused her to be without her passport in China. She originally went there to teach English, but she was stuck in China for roughly a month since mid-January. Jenkins has faced backlash on social media after being seen out in the community.

According to the Northeast Texas Public Health District (NET Health), there are no local cases of coronavirus in northeast Texas.

Read more from CBS19's newspaper partner, the Tyler Morning Telegraph.

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