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Health officials confirm 1st case of coronavirus in Sacramento county

Sacramento Public Health officials confirmed the first travel-related 2019 novel coronavirus case in Sacramento County.

Posted: Feb 21, 2020 12:39 PM
Updated: Feb 21, 2020 3:56 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sacramento Public Health officials confirmed the first travel-related 2019 novel coronavirus case in Sacramento County.

Health officials said the Sacramento resident recently traveled to China and returned to the U.S. on Feb. 2.

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The person took precautionary measures during travel and has self-quarantined since returning, according to health officials. During the quarantine period, the individual began exhibiting mild symptoms.

"Currently, the individual is asymptomatic, but will remain home for mandatory isolation until cleared by Sacramento County Public Health. Sacramento County Public Health’s investigation determined that currently, the public’s risk of exposure is extremely low," health officials said in a statement.

California health officials say 7,600 people who returned to the state after visiting China during the outbreak of the new virus have been asked to quarantine themselves at home since.

The California Department of Public Health says the travelers are being asked to monitor their health, stay home and limit interactions. All returned to the United States from China on or after Feb. 2.

The U.S. is funneling travelers from China to 11 airports to ensure they get medical screening and care.

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The novel coronavirus has been ongoing since December 2019.

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