American diagnosed with Coronavirus who “neither Traveled nor was Exposed with someone who did”

A person in California has been diagnosed with the new coronavirus, despite having not having any “relevant travel history” or exposure to someone who was known to have the illness, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in an emailed statement today. The patient is at the University of California Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, according to The Davis Enterprise.

The person lives in Solano County and was transferred to UC Davis Medical Center from another hospital, The Los Angeles Times reported.

All of the 60 other cases in the US had traveled from abroad or had been in close contact with those who traveled. Health officials have been on high alert for what they call community spread.

The patient had already been intubated and was on a ventilator when he arrived at UC Davis on Feb. 19th, according to a memo about the case obtained by The Davis Enterprise.

The UC Davis team immediately requested testing for the coronavirus, but the CDC didn’t test the patient until Feb. 23rd. The positive test results were announced on Feb. 26.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the patient doesn’t appear to have traveled to China or been exposed to another known case of the coronavirus.

Health authorities are increasingly concerned about what’s known as community spread, where the virus begins circulating freely among people outside of quarantines or known contacts with other patients.

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“At this time, the patient’s exposure is unknown,” the CDC said in a statement. “It’s possible this could be an instance of community spread of Covid-19, which would be the first time this has happened in the United States.” Covid-19 is the technical name for the disease caused by the virus.

The coronavirus originated in China, which is still where most of the cases are. There are also disease outbreaks in South Korea, Japan, Italy, and Iran. So far, there have been more than 80,000 confirmed cases, and more than 2,700 deaths.

May Allah, Save Us And Protect Us All From Coronavirus. Ameen