The state of California just reported a very scary amount of people under observation for the coronavirus that originated in China late last year.
The first case of unknown origin was confirmed in Solano county, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that 33 people in California have tested positive for the virus and five of them have been moved out of the state. As of Wednesday, the US has 60 cases, a bulk of which are 42 cases from Americans that were on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan.
“We are currently in deep partnership with CDC on one overriding protocol that drives our principal focus right now and that’s testing, and the importance to increase our testing protocols and to have point of contact diagnostic testing as our top priority not just in the state of California but I imagine all across the United States,” Newsom told reporters at a press conference.
“We have just a few hundred testing kits and that’s surveillance testing as well as diagnostic testing. That’s simply inadequate to do justice to the kind of testing that is required to address this issue head-on,” he added.
The CDC confirmed that one person was diagnosed with COVID-19 despite not having come into contact with someone infected with the virus or traveled to a place where the disease is present.
“At this time, the patient’s exposure is unknown,” the CDC said in a release. “It’s possible this could be an instance of community spread of COVID-19, which would be the first time this has happened in the United States.”
What’s even more concerning is the sanitary conditions like in the City of San Fransisco where poop lines the streets. California has such a high homeless population it is the worst possible place to have an outbreak of a virus.
NEW: California Gov. Gavin Newsom says 28 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 are currently living in the state: “We have 33 confirmed positive tests for the virus. Five individuals have subsequently moved out of state.” https://t.co/YLZA2m6M2m pic.twitter.com/NvdddWPJem
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