This afternoon, Santa Clara County health officer, Dr. Sara Cody announced via a Facebook video that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notified them of a second confirmed novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) case.
The case, an adult female that is not connected to the first case in the county, is from China and arrived on January 23 to visit family here in the states.
Prior to her arrival in the US, she spent time in Wuhan City.
She stayed at home with family since she arrived, except for two occasions when she sought outpatient medical care. She has been regularly monitored and was never sick enough to be hospitalized. Her family is also isolated, according to Cody.
“A second case is not unexpected. With our large population and the amount of travel to China for both personal and business reasons, we will likely see more cases, including close contacts to our cases,” Dr. Cody said in the statement.
This is the ninth confirmed case in the US and the fourth in California.
In China, national health officials reported 2829 newly diagnosed cases, including 57 deaths, bringing the country’s total to 17,205 confirmed cases (31 cases in Beijing and 1 case in Jiangxi Province) of confirmed cases in 31 provinces (autonomous regions, municipalities) and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps and 361 deaths.
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