The seventh case of the new coronavirus has been confirmed in the United States. She arrived January 23 to visit family, officials said in a news release.
The Santa Clara County Health Department will be holding a press conference at 2 p.m.to provide more information on the case.
The Pentagon has green-lit housing to quarantine up to 1,000 people as officials work to prevent the spread of the coronavirus from overseas travel to China. "He was seen in a local clinic and hospital but was never sick enough to be hospitalized".
"Since his return home to the county, he has been self-isolating at home and did not leave home at all except to seek medical care", said Dr. Cody. Public wellness officials are now attempting to get to any individual he might have entered call with throughout those times to evaluate whether they were subjected to the infection.
This is the first case in the county and the first known case in the Bay Area.
"We have been preparing for this possibility for weeks knowing that we were likely to eventually confirm a case", said Cody.
This comes after the State Department recommended against travelling to China in the wake of the outbreak, raising its travel warning to the highest level.
Also, anyone entering the USA who has been in China's Hubei province in the last two weeks will be subject to a two-week quarantine. USA citizens who were in Hubei province, of which Wuhan is the capital city, within two weeks of their return to the USA will be quarantined for 14 days.
Coronavirus is now a "global health emergency" according to the World Health Organization.
The viral outbreak began in China, where the death toll rose to 259 on Saturday.
And order signed Friday by President Donald Trump temporarily bars entry to foreign nationals who have traveled to China within the last 14 days, with the exception of immediate family of USA citizens and permanent residents.
The infection has actually contaminated almost 10,000 individuals around the world as well as eliminated greater than200 The large bulk of the situations as well as all the fatalities have actually been in China.