• Agency: 2nd US Case of Person Who Got Virus From Community

    From Circus Party@21:1/5 to All on Fri Feb 28 17:23:48 2020
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    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
    had it.

    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.


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