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Another case of coronavirus confirmed in Northern California

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Posted at 3:16 PM, Feb 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-28 19:56:17-05

Health officials announced another case of the new coronavirus in Silicon Valley, adding to the more than 30 who've had the virus in California.

Officials say it's the second case of novel coronavirus in the United States believed to have been transmitted to a person who didn’t travel internationally or come in close contact with anyone who had it.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that officials are “aware of a second possible instance of community spread of COVID-19 in California."

Santa Clara County health officials said the patient is an older adult woman with chronic health conditions.

She is not known to have traveled to an area with many infections or to Solano County where Thursday's case originated.