Governor Gavin Newsom gave a press conference Thursday laying out how the state of California is dealing with unfolding coronavirus pandemic, following news of a Solano County case Wednesday that had no discernible origin.
"We are not overreacting, but we are not underreacting," Newsom said. "Yesterday's case generated a lot of attention, but we all knew this was inevitable.
We now know that the infected patient is a woman, and though she resides in Solano County, where a group of infected people landed from the Diamond Princess cruise in Japan last week, the woman has no known connection to Travis Air Force Base, where they were quarantined. As SFGate reports, there are now 33 confirmed coronavirus cases in California, out of a total of 60 in the U.S.
Newsom said there are now 8,400 people in the state being monitored for possible coronavirus exposure after traveling to Asia.
"Everybody in this country is rightfully anxious about this moment,” Newsom said. “I think they should know we are meeting this moment with the kind of urgency that is necessary and I don’t want to over-extend the anxiety."
As KRON 4 reports, of the Solano County case, we now know that the woman had been being treated for an illness at NorthBay VacaValley Hospital, and was then transferred to UC Davis Medical Center, where she later tested positive for the virus.