POST Online Media Lite Edition


NEWLY REPORTED COVID-19 CASES (11.19.2021, 4:50pm CEST, WHO):   India 11,106    Brazil 11,977    United Kingdom 46,858    Russia 37,156    Turkey 22,234    France 19,840    Argentina 1,553    Germany 52,970    Spain 3,932    Columbia 2,257    Italy 10,645    Mexico 3,836    Ukraine 20,050    Poland 23,242    Philippines 1,297    Malaysia 6,380    Netherlands 23,680    Peru 1,370    Thailand 6,855    Czechia 13,374    Canada 2,448    Romania 3,076    Chile 2,611    Serbia 3,219    Sweden 1,210    Portugal 2,398    Vietnam 10,223    Kazakhstan 1,272    Austria 14,212    Hungary 11,289    Greece 7,276    Georgia 4,278    Bulgaria 2,785    Belarus 1,844    Slovakia 7,418    Azerbaijan 2,124    Croatia 7,270    Bolivia 1,119    Ireland 4,646    Lithuania 1,847    Denmark 4,013    South Korea 3,034    Slovenia 3,662    Latvia 1,221    Laos 1,401    China 31    New Zealand 200    Australia 1,302   

Second Wuhan coronavirus case of unknown origin confirmed in U.S.

Christian Fernsby |
The Santa Clara County Public Health Department in Northern California confirmed yesterday a second Wuhan coronavirus case of unknown origin in the United States.

Article continues below

Topics: WUHAN    CORONAVIRUS    U.S.   

Santa Clara health officials said a female senior with chronic health conditions was found to be infected with Wuhan coronavirus when she was treated for a respiratory illness.

The county's Public Health Laboratory received the specimens Thursday and performed the testing. A final result of Wuhan coronavirus positive was confirmed Thursday night.

The female patient, whose identity detail was not disclosed for protection of her privacy according to law, had no known travel history nor exposure to any other infected people.

The health department said it has been working to identify the contacts and understand the extent of exposures relating to the new patient.

The woman was the third case of Wuhan coronavirus confirmed in Santa Clara, but she was different from the previous two cases where the two patients had a history of traveling to China or exposure to infected individuals.

"This new case indicates that there is evidence of community transmission but the extent is still not clear," said Sara Cody, director of the Santa Clara Public Health Department.

Health officials said the department will conduct community surveillance to determine the extent of local transmission.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first case of person-to-person transmission of coronavirus in the country.

According to a daily report released by the World Health Organization till Friday, the total number of Wuhan coronavirus cases in the United States has risen to 59, including people evacuated from Wuhan, China, and the Diamond Princess cruise ship.

What to read next

CDC raises Wuhan coronavirus travel alert, Hebei confirms first death outside epicentre
2019-nCoV, extremely dangerous type of coronavirus that spreads fast
Three drugs fairly effective on Wuhan coronavirus on cellular level