The first reported case of Coronavirus in the United States with an “unknown origin” was detected in Northern California Wednesday night; prompting a last-minute search for its potential source before more infections occur.
“Officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the nation’s first coronavirus case of unknown origin Wednesday in Northern California in the latest sign of the virus’ rapid spread,” reports the Sacramento Bee.
“It is a confirmed case. There is one in Northern California,” said CDC spokesman Scott Pauley.
“In the Northern California case, ‘the individual is a resident of Solano County and is receiving medical care in Sacramento County. The individual had no known exposure to the virus through travel or close contact with a known infected individual,’ California Department of Public Health officials said in a news release Wednesday evening. State public health officials in Sacramento, citing the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said the case is the first person-to-person transmission of the COVID-19 virus,” adds the website.
This is a developing story.
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