What does "instance of a case" mean?

"On Wednesday, the CDC announced what may be the first — instance of a case — of the virus in the U.S.."

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  • RP
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    In this context, instance means occurrence.

  • D50
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    He could have written "On Wed the CDC announced what may be the first case of the virus in the US". Like too many bad writers, he thinks adding unnecessary words makes it better.

  • 1 month ago

    "Instance" often means "example", and can be used in the same way, for instance just like this.

  • 1 month ago

    The first instance of a case means the same as the first case. It's just very poor writing.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    example of case.  On Wednesday there was an announcement which  was possibly the first Example of a case relating to the virus in the U.S.A. .

  • denise
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    It means 'the first example of the case'.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    The first one. 

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