Placer County confirms three new COVID-19 cases

Published: Mar. 2, 2020 at 2:10 PM PST
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Health officials in Placer County confirmed

, bringing the total number of cases in that county to five.

Placer County Public Health says the three new cases are from South and Mid Placer. All three people traveled on the Grand Princess cruise ship from San Francisco to Mexico February 11-21, 2020.

All three are isolated at home and did not require hospitalization. Health officials say two had mild symptoms that resolved, and the third currently has mild symptoms.

Health officials are working to identify any potential exposures that may have occured.

“We are moving as quickly as possible to limit the spread of disease,” said Health Officer Dr. Aimee Sisson. “To be frank, we would not be surprised to see a second wave of cases connected to these cruise passengers given the amount of time that’s passed since they disembarked.”

Placer County Public Health says they contacted all cruise passengers in the Placer jurisdiction after receiving a list from the cruise company on Wednesday and all are in quarantine through Friday, March 6; that is, 14 days since disembarking.

Those exhibiting or who have exhibited any symptoms of illness are being tested and additional results are expected in the coming days.

On Tuesday,

. The person was an elderly adult with underlying health conditions, and was likely exposed during the Princess cruise from San Francisco to Mexico. The patient was in isolation at Kaiser Permanente in Roseville.

To see updated numbers in Placer County,



Placer County health officials have confirmed their first case of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The patient is a health care worker at NorthBay VacaValley Hospital in Solano County who had close contact with a coronavirus patient.

The Placer County patient is currently isolated at home and is only reporting mild symptoms.

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