The Santa Clara Public Health Department said today that a second case of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the Bay Area and the ninth in the United States has been confirmed.
“This Santa Clara County case is not related to the first case but they both had recently traveled to Wuhan, China,” officials said. “She is a visitor to this county and arrived January 23 to visit family.”
The first case in the area was reported Friday in a man who traveled to Wuhan and Shanghai before returning Jan. 24 to California. County health officials received confirmation on Jan. 31 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that an adult male resident of the county has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
This is the fourth confirmed case of the novel coronavirus to date in the state of California.
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Editor’s note: This article was published in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, before the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was named SARS-CoV-2.