Sonoma County health officials announce the second probable Coronavirus case – NBC Bay Area

The Sonoma County Department of Health Services confirmed Monday
an alleged positive case of the new coronavirus in the county.

A positive presumptive case is defined as probable
positive for the virus and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will
conduct another test to confirm the diagnosis, the Department of Health Services
She said.

If confirmed, it will be the second case of the virus announced by the county since last Tuesday.

Local, state and federal health agencies are identifying people
the most recent patient had contact with before being hospitalized, county
officials said.

The patient in the alleged positive case was at sea
cruise between San Francisco and Mexico and was in the county for 10 days.
The patient has symptoms of the virus and is in stable condition in a
isolation room in a hospital, said the department of health services.

Last Tuesday, Sonoma County health service officials
confirmed a case of coronavirus in a patient being treated at a hospital in

That patient was among the displaced in the United States from the contaminated Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan, who were flown to the Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, then taken to a hospital in Sonoma County. The Department of Health Services said the patient had not been infected in Sonoma County. Further details on that person were not disclosed.

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In response to the presence of the coronavirus, he declared the county
a local public health emergency and a local emergency. Both statements will
be examined for ratification by the Board of Supervisors at a meeting of this type

“This recent alleged positive case of COVID-19 is a
cause for concern and the county is declaring the activation of these emergencies
and deploy resources to adequately respond to an increase in cases ”
Health care worker Celeste Philip said.

“They will allow us to work in tandem with our cities
and healthcare professionals to ensure that we are ready to fight an outbreak of
COVID-19 in our communities, “said Philip.

The county is waiting for test kits for the virus that will
be used in his public health laboratory.

County residents should contact a health care provider if
have symptoms including fever and cough or who have had close contact
someone with symptoms who have returned from China, Italy, Iran in the past 14 days,
Japan or South Korea, said the Department of Health Services.


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