The third confirmed case of coronavirus in Santa Clara County is an older woman who differs from the two previously identified cases because she does not have a travel history nor any known contact with a traveler or infected person, officials said Friday.
The woman has chronic health conditions and had been hospitalized with a respiratory illness, the county Public Health Department said in a news release.
The county tested her specimens Thursday at the request of the woman’s infectious disease physician and the department is now trying to identify contacts she may have had, officials said.
The Public Health Department are holding a news conference regarding the new case of Covid-19, otherwise known as the novel coronavirus, at 4 p.m. Friday at 2220 Moorpark Ave. in San Jose.
Dr. Sara Cody, the county’s director of public health, along with Dr. Jeff Smith, the county executive, will attend the press conference, along with other local, state and federal public health officials, including representatives from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the State of California Public Health Department and more.