The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today that its testing has confirmed three more Wuhan-linked novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) cases, two in California and one in Arizona, raising the national total to five.

Last night, the Orange County Health Care Agency (OC HCA) announced a 2019-nCoV case in a person who had traveled to Wuhan, marking the third US case. In a statement, it said the traveler had been in contact with health officials while waiting for test results and received guidance on how to reduce exposure to the public while waiting for test results.

The person is now in hospital isolation in good condition. California health officials are tracing and monitoring the patient’s contacts.

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