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1st Case Of Coronavirus Confirmed In Shasta County

Shasta County has it’s first diagnosed case of Covid-19 the Coronavirus. Public health officials, who learned of the case Sunday, say the patient is a man in his 50’s who had recently traveled to an area where Coronavirus has been active. The county does it’s own testing, and the results have been sent to the Centers For Disease Control for confirmation. The man is recovering at home in isolation. Officials are trying to track down anyone who’s been in close contact with him. Two other people who showed symptoms last week have been cleared after the return of their test results on Friday. One of those patients is a woman who was on the Grand Princess cruise ship with a Placer County man who later died of the Coronavirus. County Health Officer Karen Ramstrom says she expects more people to be diagnosed with Coronavirus in the coming days and weeks. Symptoms to watch for include cough, runny nose, congestion, sore throat, body aches, fatigue and fever of over 100 degrees. Anyone with these symptoms who has traveled to an infected area or has been exposed to someone with the virus should not go to an emergency room or doctor’s office, but should call a doctor for advice from home to avoid infecting others. Everyone should be practicing general hygiene etiquette, which includes washing hands often with soap and warm water or an alcohol-based sanitizer. Frequently touched surfaces should also be kept clean.