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California Monitoring 8,400 for Coronavirus, Newsom Says (1)

Feb. 27, 2020, 7:03 PM

California, site of the first known coronavirus infection not associated with previous outbreaks, is monitoring 8,400 people for signs of exposure after they traveled to China, Governor Gavin Newsom said Thursday.

  • Newsom spoke Thursday at a news conference.
  • State has had 33 confirmed positive tests for the virus, with five of them among people who have moved out of the state: Newsom
  • Earlier: U.S. identifies first case without outbreak ties

(Updates first paragraph with China flight connections)

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Michelle Fay Cortez in Minneapolis at mcortez@bloomberg.net;
David R. Baker in San Francisco at dbaker116@bloomberg.net ...