The nation’s second case of unexplained coronavirus – in which a person emerges with the infection with no obvious indication of how the virus was transmitted – has been reported in California, health officials confirmed Friday, reports USA Today.
Officials in San Jose said the patient was an older adult woman with chronic health conditions who does not have a travel history or any known contact with a traveler or infected person. It comes a day after state officials said a woman in Solano County had contracted the illness after no known contact.
“This new case indicates that there is evidence of community transmission but the extent is still not clear,” said Dr. Sara Cody, Health Officer for Santa Clara County and Director of the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department. “This case does signal to us that it’s now time to shift how we respond to the novel coronavirus.”
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