Agency: 2nd US case of person who got virus from community

Health officials announced another case of the new coronavirus in Silicon Valley.

Posted: Feb 28, 2020 3:09 PM
Updated: Feb 28, 2020 7:40 PM

UPDATE 4:16 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 - Health officials have confirmed the second case of novel coronavirus in the United States believed to have been transmitted to a person who didn’t travel internationally or come in close contact with anyone who had it.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that officials are “aware of a second possible instance of community spread of COVID-19 in California."

Santa Clara County health officials said the patient is an older adult woman with chronic health conditions.

She is not known to have traveled to an area with many infections or to Solano County where Thursday's case originated.

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VACAVILLE, Calif. - Health officials announced another case of the new coronavirus in Silicon Valley, adding to the more than 30 who've had the virus in California.

Residents in Northern California are at the epicenter of what officials are calling a turning point in the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus in the U.S.

RELATED: This map tracks the coronavirus in real time

Investigators are rushing to retrace the steps of a patient they believe to be the first known person in the U.S. to be infected without traveling internationally or being in close contact with anyone who had it.

The woman first went to the hospital in Vacaville, between San Francisco and Sacramento.

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Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 512175

Reported Deaths: 9396
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Marin499470
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Kings438056
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Sonoma305537
Madera194330
Placer192516
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Yolo154442
Santa Cruz11524
Butte9417
Napa8888
Sutter7866
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El Dorado6371
Lassen6310
Yuba4854
Shasta3699
Glenn3251
Colusa3234
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Nevada2991
Tehama2341
Humboldt2334
Lake1951
Mono1451
Tuolumne1412
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