How many people have the Coronavirus in California?
It is not known how many people have contracted the deadly Coronavirus in China, but it is known how many have caught it in the United States. Unfortunately, the most cases have been confirmed in California.
Though the total is not very scientific, more than 60,000 have contracted Coronavirus in China and more than 1,000 people have died from it. It has spread to the United States and people are, and should be, concerned about its spread. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has kept a keen eye on the virus since it was first announced in late 2019.
As of February 17, the CD has confirmed 15 cases in the United States. They have found that 392 cases to be negative and 60 cases are pending. This does not include persons under investigation in the United States that were evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, including 14 presumptive-positive cases that are being retested.
In California, positive cases have been found in the following areas: two in Santa Clara County, two in San Benito County, two in San Diego County, and one each in Los Angeles County and Orange County.
The person infected in Los Angeles County was a returning traveler from Wuhan, China. The Los Angeles public health director said the person went immediately for care at LAX Airport when they noticed they were not feeling well. The Orange County patient is in good condition and was in isolation in a hospital, health officials said. In both counties, health authorities are following up with anyone who has had close contact with the patients, and they noted that casual contact with an infected person, such as visiting the same grocery store or movie theater, carries only a minimal risk of contracting the infection. The risk of local transmissions remains law, according to officials.
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