Fifth case of coronavirus confirmed in US

The fourth and fifth cases of the coronavirus in the United States were confirmed on the west coast of the country, health officials said Sunday.

The fourth case involves an infected person who returned from Wuhan, China, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The first case of the virus in California, in Orange County, was confirmed Saturday.

“The infected person presented themselves for care once they noticed that they were not feeling well and is currently receiving medical treatment,” the county’s public health department said in a statement.

The patient went for treatment when the person began feeling ill and was at a local hospital, department director Barbara Ferrer told KABC. Because novel coronavirus is new, we are learning more each day about transmission patterns and incubation periods. We will keep everyone informed as more information becomes available. The risk of transmission of coronavirus in LA County remains low."

Later Sunday, health officials confirmed a fifth case in Maricopa County, Arizona.

The patient is a member of the Arizona State University community, but does not live in campus housing, KNXV reported. The patient had recently returned from traveling in Wuhan, China.

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