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Butte County Public Health Officials respond to Coronavirus threat

Public Health officials say there have been zero suspected or confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Butte County and they are carefully monitoring the situation and working with other health organizations.

Posted: Jan 28, 2020 8:18 PM
Updated: Jan 28, 2020 8:20 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif- Public Health Officials say there have been zero suspected or confirmed Coronavirus cases in Butte County, but they are still working to keep the community safe.

Butte County Public Health Communications Manager, Lisa Almaguer, says "Preparing for something like the Coronavirus is something that we do, it's work as usual if you will, for Public Health."

She adds that Butte County Public Health is consistently running simulation drills in their Department Operation Centers especially when it comes to emerging infectious diseases, like the Coronavirus. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, says Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing illness in people and others that circulate among animals. Rarely, Animal Coronaviruses can evolve and infect people and then spread person-to-person.

Lisa Almaguer also says, "Butte County is carefully monitoring the situation, actively working with local health care providers, The State Health Department, and CDC. Locally, we have provided information to medical providers so they can identify illness with people who may have traveled to China or may have come in contact with someone with a confirmed case."

People in Butte County say they're still worried about the potential risk.

Ken Jordan says, "One thing that is concerning is that people can spread it and not know they have it. That's the biggest danger, it's a concern."

Coronavirus symptoms are similar to the seasonal flu, they include runny nose, headache, cough, sore throat and fever.

The Public Health Department says at this time, the risk of coming down with the Coronavirus virus here in Butte County-- is low.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3015644

Reported Deaths: 33724
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles102419013936
San Bernardino2540941560
Riverside2422062517
Orange2123892367
San Diego2117872103
Santa Clara935571076
Kern85362565
Fresno82039932
Sacramento801541080
Alameda67375764
Ventura61257412
San Joaquin57094748
Contra Costa52146449
Stanislaus42548749
Tulare41016501
Monterey35418250
San Mateo32186294
San Francisco29139262
Imperial25253463
Solano25216105
Santa Barbara24481231
Sonoma23871240
Merced23800296
Kings19254133
Placer17194173
San Luis Obispo15658128
Madera13328130
Santa Cruz12196113
Marin11569154
Yolo10519131
Shasta9594117
Butte9411121
El Dorado765944
Sutter760477
Napa752139
Lassen509413
San Benito494143
Yuba481827
Tehama397142
Tuolumne330438
Nevada317673
Mendocino311432
Amador300129
Lake257228
Humboldt232224
Glenn192419
Colusa16919
Calaveras160823
Siskiyou140813
Mono10914
Inyo92429
Del Norte8572
Plumas5735
Modoc3793
Mariposa3464
Trinity3024
Alpine730
Sierra700
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