Justin Sullivan/Getty Images A confirmed coronavirus patient in California had no travel history in China and no known exposure to anyone infected. It's the first potential case of "community spread" in the US. One health official said this requires a transition "from trying to contain the disease to more of a mitigation approach." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A patient in Solano County, California, has gotten the COVID-19 coronavirus without traveling to China or having any known contact with someone sick, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed on Wednesday. "This person appears to be a community-acquired case of coronavirus, which would be the first here in the United States," Bela Matyas, the Solano County health officer, said in a press conference on Thursday.

 

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