California resident is first potential community-spread coronavirus case

“We have been anticipating the potential for such a case in the U.S., and given our close familial, social and business relationships with China, it is not unexpected that the first case in the U.S. would be in California,” said Dr. Sonia Angell, director of the California Department of Public Health and state public health officer. “That’s why California has been working closely with federal and local partners, including health care providers and hospitals, since the outbreak was first reported in China — and we are already responding.”

President Donald Trump held a news conference earlier Wednesday saying the threat of the virus to the American public remains low.