By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The fifth and sixth 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) cases in California were reported late Sunday from San Benito County in the Bay area.

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According to health officials, the confirmed cases are related; husband and wife, and both are 57 years of age.

The husband recently traveled from Wuhan, China the wife did not. Therefore, there has been person-to-person transmission. Both patients have not left their home since returning from China.

Currently, both patients are not hospitalized.

“We continue to monitor the situation closely to protect the health of San Benito County residents and limit the spread of this virus,” said Dr. Marty Fenstersheib, San Benito County Health Officer. “We are working closely with Bay Area health officials, local health care providers and community partners.”

These are the 10th and 11th cases in the United States.

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