Second California coronavirus case of unknown origin reported

Posted at 4:12 PM, Feb 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-29 03:52:38-05

(KGTV) — Health officials say another case of coronavirus has been confirmed in someone who hasn't had any known contact with a confirmed case or traveled abroad recently.

The patient is considered a presumptive positive case, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Santa Clara County Public Health Department spokesperson Maury Kendall told the Associated Press that the patient is isolated at home.


Friday's case comes a day after state officials said a woman hospitalized at UC Davis Health Center in Sacramento tested positive for COVID-19. That patient was the first case of coronavirus without having any known contact with someone who is infected.

State officials say there are currently 33 people across California with the virus.

Solano County Public Health Officer Dr. Bela Matyas says officials have identified dozens of people who have had close contact with the woman. They are quarantined in their homes and a few have shown symptoms requiring isolation, the AP reported.

Besides the two patients, all 59 other cases in the U.S. have been for people who traveled abroad or had close contact with others who traveled, according to the AP.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.