(CNN) The California patient who tested positive for the coronavirus days after being hospitalized is in serious condition and intubated, California Rep. John Garamendi told CNN’s Erin Burnett.
The Solano County woman has puzzled health officials, who say they have not been able to trace where she contracted the virus. The patient didn’t have any relevant travel history, exposure to another known patient and wasn’t one of the evacuees repatriated from China, officials said.
“This does appear to be a person who genuinely did acquire their illness in the community,” Solano County Public Health Officer Dr. Bela Matyas said in a news conference Thursday.
Of the 60 confirmed US cases, 42 are former passengers of the Diamond Princess cruise ship that docked in Japan after an outbreak and quarantine; three were repatriated from Wuhan, China, and the other 14 were patients who had recently been to China or were the spouses of someone who had returned from the country.