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.."
- RPLv 71 month ago
In this context, instance means occurrence.
- D50Lv 61 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.
- bluebellbkkLv 71 month ago
"Instance" often means "example", and can be used in the same way, for instance just like this.
- Days of You’reLv 71 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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- Anonymous1 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. .
- deniseLv 71 month ago
It means 'the first example of the case'.
- ?Lv 71 month ago
The first one.