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The first patient in the U.S. to catch the new coronavirus without a known link to the outbreak’s epicenter or another sick person wasn’t tested for the deadly disease known as COVID-19 for days.
The individual from Solano County who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Wednesday is being treated in Sacramento County, the California Department of Public Health said. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said this could mark the first example of what is known as community spread in the U.S.—where a patient gets sick despite having no known exposure to the bug through travel or close contact with an infected individual.
The article goes on to state the following:
The CDC explained in a statement: “Community spread means spread of an illness for which the source of infection is unknown. It’s also possible, however, that the patient may have been exposed to a returned traveler who was infected.”
According to the report, a leaked email stated that the woman wasn’t actually tested for coronavirus until Feb 23. She had been transferred to UC Davis Medical Center on February 19 from another hospital in northern California.
The patient was already intubated, on a ventilator and put under droplet protection orders due to an “undiagnosed and suspected viral condition,” according to a separate report by Newsweek. However, she wasn’t tested for coronavirus until Feb. 23.
Several hospital employees who came into contact with the patient were reportedly asked to isolate themselves and watch for symptoms “out of abundance of caution.”
Dr Adrian Hyzler, the chief medical officer for Healix International, reportedly warned that the virus could spread in the US overnight as it did in Italy.
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— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) February 27, 2020
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