Updated: Third and fourth U.S. novel coronavirus cases in California, fifth in Arizona
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issued a news release confirming its first case of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Los Angeles County today (January 26). The health department did not state the condition of the patient
The individual, who became the fourth case of the virus in the U.S., was a traveller returning from Wuhan, China.
Meanwhile, the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) confirmed the fifth U.S. case today in Maricopa County, Arizona. This case also involved a traveller from Wuhan.
The ADHS stated that this person is "not severely ill" and has been put into isolation.
China's health minister stated that the coronavirus can be spread by infected individuals who can be contagious before symptoms appear.
The third case of the novel coronavirus in the United States has been found in California.
The OC Health Care Agency issued a news release on January 25 confirming a case testing positive for the novel coronavirus in a traveller from Wuhan, China, who is in Orange County. The patient has been put in isolation and is in “good condition”.
Previous cases in the U.S. were found in Seattle, Washington, and Chicago, Illinois.
Canada reported its first case in Toronto, Ontario, on January 25 as well.
As of this writing, there are 2,116 coronavirus cases interntionally.
Of those cases, 2,062 cases are in mainland China while others are in Hong Kong (8), Thailand (8), Macau (5), Australia (4), Japan (4), Malaysia (4), Singapore (4), Taiwan (4), France (3), South Korea (3), Vietnam (2), and Nepal (1).
There have been 56 deaths while 52 people have recovered.