TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE (CBS13) – Health officials say three cases of novel coronavirus have been confirmed at hospitals in Contra Costa County.
Contra Costa Health Services said that the two coronavirus patients had been transported to the county on Tuesday morning from Travis Air Force Base. The patients were passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship who had been quarantined after being evacuated.READ MORE: Tributes For Fallen Elk Grove Police Officer Ty Lenehan Pour In From Law Enforcement Across The Region
Officials noted that, while the pair tested positive for coronavirus, neither patient has yet to show any symptoms. The pair did not get infected with coronavirus in Contra Costa County, officials stress.READ MORE: Bay Area Senator Proposes 12-Year-Olds Should Have Vaccination Rights Without Parents Consent
Both patients are receiving care in Contra Costa County due to facilities closer to Travis AFB being full.MORE NEWS: DUI Suspected In Wrong-Way Crash That Killed Elk Grove Officer
On Tuesday evening, Contra Costa Health officials said a third patient has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The patient was transferred to a Contra Costa County hospital last week.
UPDATE: A third patient from Travis Air Force Base in a Contra Costa hospital has tested positive for COVID-19. Patient was transferred last week to a local hospital, which has been following CDC safety protocols to protect patients & medical staff
— Contra Costa Health (@CoCoHealth) February 26, 2020