A total of five new presumptive positive casesof coronavirus were identified in California Sunday, according to health departments in three counties.Two patients are health care workers from Alameda County and Solano County, according to a joint press release from two localities. Both are employees at NorthBay VacaValley Hospital in Vacaville, California, according to the release. Vacaville is about 34 miles southwest of Sacramento.
The two patients came into contact with a community-acquired case currently hospitalized at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, the release said. The patients are currently in isolation at home.
These cases are pending confirmatory testing from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the release said.The three other cases were identified in Santa Clara County, according to the county’s health department. The total number of cases in the county is now seven, the release said.
One of the cases in Santa Clara is a woman with chronic health issues who is hospitalized, the release said. Officials have not said how this person contracted the virus.
The other two cases are a husband and wife, the release said. Both are hospitalized and the husband has chronic health conditions. Both recently traveled to Egypt, the release said.