9th Case of US Coronavirus Epidemic Reported in Bay Area

California’s 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 with the one declared Friday, wherein a Santa Clara County resident examined optimism for the virus. The affected person is a person who has lately moved to Wuhan, China — the epicenter of the outbreak — and entered the U.S. on Jan. 24.

The brand new affected person is a girl 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 Health Department, mentioned throughout an information convention.

The girl has stayed dwelling since her arrival, leaving only twice to hunt outpatient medical care, Cody stated, including that she is frequently monitored and was not sick sufficient to be hospitalized. The girl’s household, in the meantime, stays remoted and hasn’t left their house, the well-being division stated in an announcement.

The lady’s case marks the ninth total confirmed in the US. As of Sunday, there have been couple others in California, one in Arizona, one in Washington state, one in Massachusetts and two in Illinois.

Later Sunday, well-being officers in New York Metropolis mentioned 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 flu-like signs and have been examined for influenza and different widespread diseases related to the virus, The Instances reported.

The viral outbreak, which began in China in December, has contaminated greater than 14,550 individuals globally, with mainland China reporting 99% of the circumstances. The loss of life 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 man from Wuhan was hospitalized last week with a fever, cough and sore throat, and died after growing extreme pneumonia.

The variety of circumstances 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 individuals and killed 774 earlier than disappearing.