CDC confirms first possible community transmission of coronavirus in U.S.

A California individual who does not appear to have any relevant travel history or exposure to someone known to be infected with the new coronavirus has tested positive for COVID-19, CDC confirmed Wednesday. This could be the first case of community spread of the virus in the United States, according to the agency.

A California individual who does not appear to have any relevant travel history or exposure to someone known to be infected with the new coronavirus has tested positive for COVID-19, CDC confirmed Wednesday. This could be the first case of community spread of the virus in the United States, according to the agency. "At this point, the patient's exposure is unknown," a CDC statement said. "The case was detected through the U.S. public health system and picked up by astute clinicians." The new case brings the total number in the United States to 60, including 45 among individuals repatriated from Wuhan, China, and the Diamond Princess cruise ship. Although details about the new patient are being withheld to safeguard the individual's privacy, public health officials report the patient is a resident of Solano County, CA, and is receiving medical treatment in Sacramento County.