Custodial staff at schools in Solano County wiped down and disinfected classrooms Thursday, one day after officials announced that there was
a new coronavirus case in the county. Sharon Katsuda reports.
Health officials have confirmed the second case of novel coronavirus
in the United States believed to have been transmitted to a person who
didn’t travel internationally or come in close contact with anyone who
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that
officials are “aware of a second possible instance of community spread
of COVID-19 in California." The CDC said in a statement that the
patient has tested positive for the virus and is considered a
presumptive positive case.
Health officials in San Jose said the patient was an older adult woman
with chronic health conditions who does not have a travel history or
any known contact with a traveler or infected person. It comes a day
after state officials said a woman hospitalized at UC Davis Health
Center in Sacramento had contracted the illness after no known
“This new case indicates that there is evidence of community
transmission, but the extent is still not clear,” said Dr. Sara Cody,
Health Officer for Santa Clara County and Director of the County of
Santa Clara Public Health Department.
Cody said the woman is not linked to two previous cases in Santa Clara
County or others in the state.
The Santa Clara County resident was treated at a local hospital and is
not known to have traveled to Solano County, where public health
officials have identified dozens of people — but less than 100 — who
had close contact with the case announced Thursday. They are
quarantined in their homes. and a few who have shown symptoms are in
isolation, officials said.