Update on the Coronavirus

The OC Health Care Agency confirmed Orange County, California’s first case of novel coronavirus on January 25, 2020. The man, a traveler from Wuhan, China in his 50s, is currently in isolation at a local hospital and reported in good condition.

“It is the responsibility of the County of Orange to ensure the safety of our residents while also providing them with accurate information about events like the first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus in Orange County, California,” said Orange County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Michelle Steel.

 “Our County agencies’ top priority is the wellbeing of our residents. Our professional and capable team at the OC Health Care Agency (HCA) is taking appropriate measures in partnership with the California Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to monitor and assess this situation. For the latest information, please visit www.ochealthinfo.com/novelcoronavirus and follow the HCA on Twitter at @ochealth.”

So what can you do? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, which includes regular handwashing and covering coughs and sneezes. You can also visit www.ochealthinfo.com/novelcoronavirus for more detailed preventative actions.

Our Public Health Services and doctors from the CDC who are here assisting with our investigation continue to follow-up directly with all individuals who have had close contact with the case and are at risk of infection.

Thank you.