Couple Infected with Coronavirus in San Benito County Moves to SF Hospital

The coronavirus has formally arrived in San Francisco as of Monday after a husband and spouse who each examined optimistic for the virus arrived at an unnamed San Francisco hospital.

The couple’s signs reportedly worsened in a single day, whereas they had been being handled at a house in San Benito County, and so they had been transferred by specialized ambulance this morning to San Francisco for escalated remedy. As KPIX reports, the husband had lately traveled to Wuhan, China, arriving again in California on January 24 — very similar to the case of the Santa Clara County man who was confirmed Friday because of the Bay Space’s first case of the virus. The San Benito County couple, although, signify an individual-to-particular person transmission case — the spouse, who had not been China, seems to have contracted the virus from her husband. Each is 57 years previous.

San Benito County’s well-being officers confused that the couple had had zero contact with the skin world because the husband’s return to the nation and the pair had each been in fixed contact with well-being officers because the husband started exhibiting signs a number of days after arriving house.

On Sunday, Santa Clara County officials confirmed that a second case of the virus — in a girl who had come from China to go to the household right here. Whereas the Centers for Disease Control has tried to clarify that the virus doesn’t but look like spreading in the USA, world health experts are on edge that a pandemic could possibly be simply across the nook.

SFO and 10 different American airports are conducting enhanced screenings of all passengers arriving from China, and sure from elsewhere in Asia as nicely. This has led to extremely long waits at customs for a lot of passengers at SFO, in addition to a surreal scene out of a contagion film.

Based on this dynamic map of the virus’s unfold from Johns Hopkins University, the overwhelming majority of circumstances of the virus stay in mainland China, with practically 17,500 confirmed as of Monday. There are actually 11 confirmed circumstances within the U.S., together with six in California. Infectious illness consultants place the seeming variety of present international circumstances nearer to 100,000, and as of a number of days in the past, over 100 instances had been nonetheless pending affirmation within the U.S.

Because the New York Times reports, in a Saturday interview with Fox News that aired simply earlier than the Super Bowl, President Trump defended the government’s actions in limiting journey from China — an earlier announcement prompt that everybody arriving right here from Wuhan or the Hubei province will likely be topic to computerized quarantines of as much as 14 days.