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First case of coronavirus reported in Fresno County

Posted at 7:11 PM, Mar 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-07 22:16:24-05

The Fresno County Department of Public Health (FCDPH) confirmed Saturday the first case of coronavirus in Fresno County.

In a press release, health officials said two travelers were tested for COVID-19 after returning from a Grand Princess cruise on March 6th.

KSEE 24, a NBC-affiliate station in Fresno, reports the travelers are husband and wife.

One of those tests came back as a presumptive positive case, according to officials. The family of this individual is self-monitoring with the oversight of the FCPDH.

The FCDPH said this is a travel related case and was not community spread.

Health officials in Fresno County said there is no immediate threat to the general public and is not recommending the cancellation of events, closures of schools or buildings at this time.

NBC News currently is reporting 92 cases of people infected with COVID-19 in California, one person has died.

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