Coronavirus Live Updates: Second Unexplained Case Found in California, This Time in Santa Clara County by The New York Times
Coronavirus: Worst-hit countries boost containment efforts – BBC News
The World Health Organization said the virus, found in at least 56 countries so far, poses a “very high” global risk. But the White House accused the media of sowing fear to hurt President Trump.
The new case in Northern California is a patient without known risk factors, raising the possibility the virus is spreading locally.
New case in California raises prospect of local, person-to-person spread.
A second person in Northern California has been infected with the coronavirus without having any known risk factors, such as travel to China or exposure to somebody known to be infected.
The findings hints that the coronavirus may already circulating locally in California, passing from person to person.
Earlier this week, a person who had no known risk factors tested positive for the virus in Solano County, between San Francisco and Sacramento. The new infection is in Santa Clara County, south of San Francisco, which includes the city of San Jose; it was confirmed by Dr. Sara Cody, the county’s public health director.
Hundreds of Americans who were potentially exposed to the virus in Asia have been quarantined at military bases in California, including Travis Air Force Base in Solano County.