Health officials in Orange County on Saturday confirmed a case of the Wuhan coronavirus, marking the third known case in the United States.

The patient recently traveled from Wuhan, China, where the outbreak is believed to have originated, according to the Orange County Health Agency. The person has been in contact with the agency and “was provided guidance in order to reduce exposure to the public while awaiting laboratory confirmation,” the OCHCA said in a written statement.

Now that the diagnosis has been confirmed, “The individual has now been transported to a local hospital and is in isolation in good condition,” the statement said.

 

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