Latest Update: Five Cases of Novel Coronavirus in the U.S.
Five people in the United States, all of whom recently traveled from Wuhan, China, have been diagnosed with the new coronavirus, officials of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Sunday.
The count includes new patients identified over the weekend. On Sunday, an Arizona resident was confirmed as being a coronavirus patient. Southern California saw its first case confirmed late Saturday in Orange County. On Sunday, authorities in Los Angeles County confirmed a 2019-nCov case. Other cases are in Chicago and near Seattle.
CDC confirms 3 new cases of novel #coronavirus (#2019nCoV) infection in the U.S., 1 in AZ & 2 in CA, bringing total to 5. All US cases travelled from Wuhan, China. More cases may be identified. However, risk to US general public is still considered low. https://t.co/4LCdPwHizU pic.twitter.com/4RVMxJ1Wh0
— CDC (@CDCgov) January 27, 2020
Another 25 people have tested negative for the illness, but at least 100 more possible cases are being investigated, Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said in a conference call with reporters.
She said to expect more cases to be reported in the United States in coming days.
Messonnier described the risk to health in the United States as “low at this time” because all of the patients traveled from Wuhan. She said there is no evidence in the United States of the disease spreading to other people.
LOCATION OF 2019-NCOV CASES IN THE U.S.
– Chicago, Illinois
– Snohomish, Washington State
– Orange County, California
– Los Angeles County, California
– Maricopa County, Arizona
Confirmed cases as of Sunday, January 26, 2020