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CDC Confirms Possible First Instance of COVID-19 Community Transmission in California

February 26, 2020 - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today confirmed a possible first case of person-to-person transmission of COVID-19 in California in the general public.

The California Department of Public Health and a Network of Labs Prepare to Begin Novel Coronavirus Testing in California

February 6, 2020 - The California Department of Public Health announced today that 16 laboratories, including the state’s Viral and Rickettsial Disease Laboratory in Richmond, California, will soon be able to perform testing for the novel coronavirus.

Six Confirmed Cases of Novel Coronavirus in California​

February 2, 2020 - The California Department of Public Health has been informed of a new case of confirmed novel coronavirus 2019 in Santa Clara County.

Three Confirmed Cases of Novel Coronavirus in California

January 31, 2020 - The California Department of Public Health has been informed that one person in Santa Clara County has tested positive for novel coronavirus 2019. 

Two Confirmed Cases of Novel Coronavirus in California

January 26, 2020 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has been informed that one individual in Los Angeles County and one individual in Orange County have tested positive for novel coronavirus 2019 (nCoV-2019).

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