PLACER COUNTY (CBS13) – Health officials say they have confirmed the first case of novel coronavirus in Placer County.
According to Placer County Public Health, the person who tested positive is a worker at the NorthBay VacaValley Hospital who had been in close contact with a woman who was later transferred to another hospital and tested positive for the virus.READ MORE: Parents Mixed On Signing Children Up For COVID Vaccine Trial
The first confirmed case of COVID-19 in #PlacerCounty is a health care worker who had close contact in Solano County with a confirmed case. Learn more: https://t.co/qgoOwH1pwu pic.twitter.com/POqimgNh9k
— Placer County (@PlacerCA) March 2, 2020READ MORE: Firefighters Busy Across The Region As Red Flag Warning Conditions Fuel Fires
Two other workers at the NorthBay VacaValley Hospital have tested positive for the coronavirus over the weekend. Both were also exposed to that patient.
Placer County health officials say their patient has been isolated at home and is only showing mild symptoms.MORE NEWS: CHP Issues Endangered Missing Advisory For Girl, 11, Last Seen In Arden Area
The NorthBay VacaValley Hospital staffers join the more than 120 other health care workers, including dozens of nurses at UC Davis Medical Center, who were ordered to undergo quarantine for exposure to the same patient.