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Butte County Health Officials: "We will have confirmed cases"

But perhaps the most important message health officials want you to hear is, if you have symptoms, stay home.

Posted: Mar 13, 2020 6:46 PM
Updated: Mar 13, 2020 6:50 PM

OROVILLE, Calif. – In Butte County, there are still no confirmed cases of coronavirus but some say that's not likely to hold.

Action News Now Anchor Alan Marsden attended a Butte County Public Health press briefing Friday. Where Butte County Public Health Officer, Dr. Andy Miller, said "there is no doubt that we will have confirmed cases at some point".

So health officials say the way to minimize exposure is to be prepared and to act. They're offering a new website as a tool for the public.

It's a remarkable useful collection of information with answers to questions that we all have.

RELATED: Butte County health leaders address COVID-19 concerns

Whether just for your household, or if you work at a school, or you are a child care provider, follow the links and you'll find all the dos and don'ts associated with protecting you and the entire community.

"So those healthcare providers are busy and likely, potentially, to get busier. And so that's another rate-limiting step about getting testing, and why we don't want everyone who has no symptoms but it is concerned to get testing is because that pathway could take away the capacity for those who truly need it."

But perhaps the most important message health officials want you to hear is, if you have symptoms, stay home.

As for testing, Dr. Miller said only those who are symptomatic should be tested and you should contact your health care provider.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1230264

Reported Deaths: 19173
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San Bernardino936711129
Riverside873831437
San Diego82043997
Orange785531577
Kern41827448
Fresno38568481
Sacramento37415576
Santa Clara35085476
Alameda29918512
San Joaquin25740502
Contra Costa24275261
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Tulare20793308
Ventura19952175
Imperial16272356
Monterey15621122
San Francisco15571160
San Mateo14458170
Sonoma12319157
Merced11773179
Santa Barbara11520135
Kings1127087
Solano1064881
Marin7777129
Placer662270
Madera629085
San Luis Obispo614536
Shasta496347
Yolo489377
Santa Cruz449028
Butte400859
Sutter333216
Napa309017
El Dorado24474
Yuba203610
San Benito189316
Lassen17933
Tehama171025
Mendocino158023
Nevada13119
Tuolumne10358
Glenn9518
Lake92719
Humboldt8989
Colusa7236
Siskiyou6242
Amador59016
Mono5483
Calaveras47822
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Inyo29016
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Modoc1430
Mariposa1392
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