San Francisco Hospital Treats Two Coronavirus Patients

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February 03, 2020 - 1:43 pm
Travelers arrive to LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal wearing medical masks for protection against the novel coronavirus outbreak on February 2, 2020 in Los Angeles.

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A hospital in San Francisco is treating two people from another California county for novel coronavirus, cases that were already previously reported, the city's Department of Public Health said Monday.

The patients arrived this morning and do not pose an elevated risk to the public, according to the department.

Authorities aren’t releasing the name of the hospital or more information about the patients for privacy reasons.

The virus, which presents flu-like symptoms, is thought to have spread from animals to humans, perhaps at a large seafood and animal market in Wuhan, China.

Some flights to China from San Francisco have been suspended out of concerns about the outbreak.

Two cases have been reported in Santa Clara County since Friday, and two others were reported in San Benito County on Sunday.