Three new cases of the Wuhan China coronavirus have been confirmed in the United States, bringing the total number of US cases to five. Two of the three new cases are in Southern California, and the third is a student at Arizona State University, according to the New York Post.
Four additional cases are being tested in New York, the Post reports. The first cases in the US were confirmed in Chicago on Jan 24 and in Washington State on Jan 23.
One of the new cases was a student enrolled at Arizona State University in Tempe, state health officials said. The Arizona patient, whose identity wasn’t released, is not severely ill and is being kept in isolation to keep the virus from spreading.
Southern California was home to the other two patients — a man in his 50s who tested positive in Orange County and another person diagnosed in Los Angeles County with the flu-like virus, NPR reported.
Both were being treated at local hospitals, where they were placed in isolation, according to reports.