Seventh case amid public health emergency declaration
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - It is confirmed a resident of Santa Clara County has tested positive for the new coronavirus.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed with the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department the patient is an adult male resident.
This marks the third case of the new coronavirus in California, and the seventh in the United States.
CBS news reports the patient recently traveled to Wuhan, China and Shanghai, falling ill after returning on January 24.
His close contacts are being monitored, with doctors emphasizing the risk for the public remains low.
This new confirmed case comes after the US Government declared the novel coronavirus a public health emergency today.
The declaration also suspends entry for foreign nationals coming from China. It goes into effect 3 p.m. EST.