The third U.S. case of the new coronavirus has been confirmed in Orange County, California, the OC Health Care Agency’s Communicable Disease Control Division announced in a press release Sunday, CNBC reported.
“The OC Health Care Agency’s (HCA) Communicable Disease Control Division received confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this evening that an Orange County, California case has tested positive for the novel coronavirus,” the agency said.
The patient has been described as a traveler from Wuhan, China—the epicenter of the disease’s outbreak—and is in isolation in a hospital in “good condition,” according to the release.
The new respiratory illness has so far sickened more than 1,975 people and killed 56, the majority of which are in Wuhan.
The U.S. embassy in Beijing on Sunday issued a notice saying the U.S. consulate in Wuhan will evacuate its staff and some private citizens on a charter flight Tuesday to San Francisco, though seat numbers will be limited. Priority will be given to those “at greater risk” from the virus, the embassy said.