Three More Coronavirus Cases of Unknown Origin Confirmed in U.S.

New York Magazine:

A woman in Northern California, a resident in northwest Oregon, and a high school student in Washington State have all tested positive for the COVID-19 novel coronavirus despite having no known link to any other outbreak or infected person. The cases indicate there may be active community transmission of COVID-19 in at least four separate communities on the West Coast — and more confirmed cases are extremely likely.

Friday night in Washington State, state health officials announced two new “presumptive” confirmed cases of the coronavirus, meaning cases which tested positive in a local lab, but the results have not yet been confirmed by the CDC. One case was a woman who had recently travelled to South Korea, but the other case was a high school student with no known links to any other outbreaks or infected people. The student may have exposed his high school to the virus.

Read more at New York Magazine


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