California well being officers on Sunday confirmed the second case of the novel coronavirus within the Bay Space, marking the ninth confirmed case within the U.S.
Officers say the brand new case is just not associated to the one declared Friday, during which a Santa Clara County resident examined optimistic for the virus. The affected person is a person who not too long ago traveled to Wuhan, China — the epicenter of the outbreak — and entered the U.S. on Jan. 24.
The brand new affected person is a lady from China who arrived in California on Jan. 23 to spend time together with her household, Dr. Sara Cody, a well being officer with the County of Santa Clara Public Well being Division, stated throughout a information convention.
The lady has stayed dwelling since her arrival, leaving solely twice to hunt outpatient medical care, Cody stated, including that she is being often monitored and was not sick sufficient to be hospitalized.
The lady’s household, in the meantime, stays remoted and hasn’t left their dwelling, the well being division stated in a press release.
“I understand that people are concerned, but based on what we know today, the risk to the general public remains low,” Cody stated. “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.”
Later Sunday, well being officers in New York Metropolis stated two sufferers are suspected of getting the coronavirus, The New York Times reported. The sufferers are a lady in her 40s and a person in his 60s who had not too long ago been in China. Each had come down with flulike signs and have been examined for influenza and different widespread sicknesses related to the virus, The Instances reported.
The viral outbreak, which began in China in December, has contaminated greater than 14,550 folks globally, with mainland China reporting 99 p.c of the instances. The demise toll in China, in the meantime, has climbed to greater than 300.
The primary demise from the virus outside the country was recorded Sunday within the Philippines. The nation’s well being division stated a 44-year-old Chinese language man from Wuhan was hospitalized final week with a fever, cough and sore throat, and died after growing extreme pneumonia.
The variety of instances from the novel coronavirus has surpassed ranges seen throughout the 2002-2003 SARS outbreak that erupted in southern China. The SARS virus contaminated greater than 8,000 folks and killed 774 earlier than disappearing.
The Related Press contributed to this report.