Coronavirus Hits California: The Threat of an Epidemic Disrupts Life

(CBM) – So far, 37 people in California have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and about 8,700 people across the state, who may have been exposed to the Coronavirus, are self-quarantined.

This weekend, doctors diagnosed three new cases of the virus in Santa Clara county, bringing the total number of people with infections in that part of the state to seven.

Alameda county declared a state of emergency after the first person was diagnosed there last week.

“The availability to test at California’s public health laboratories is a significant step forward in our ability to respond rapidly to this evolving situation,” said Sonia Angell, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). “We face the likelihood of community transmission here in California.”

Angell announced new testing labs in Los Angeles, Ventura, San Diego, Tulare, Santa Clara, Alameda, Orange and Contra Costa counties.

Residents in the Bay Area

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