There are now three cases of coronavirus in the US of unknown origin

Dan Broadbent

There are now three cases of coronavirus in the United States of unknown origin.

There are now three cases of coronavirus in the United States of unknown origin.

This is concerning, because previous cases have involved instances of direct contact, and these new cases increase the likelihood of "community spread."

As Marisa Iati, Derek Hawkins, Adam Taylor, Siobhán O'Grady and William Wan report in the Washington Post:

A northwest Oregon resident has tested positive for coronavirus with no known history of travel to countries severely affected by the outbreak and no known contact with infected individuals, state health officials said Friday.

The case, in Washington County, marks the third case of unknown origin in the United States and indicates that the virus is spreading. It is also the first coronavirus case in Oregon.

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Earlier Friday, health officials in Santa Clara County, Calif., said a 65-year-old resident also had a case of coronavirus with unknown origin — becoming the second U.S. case of community transmission. The nation’s first community-transmission patient was a woman in Solano County, about 90 miles away.

But that's fine, no need to worry. According to Trump, coronavirus is merely a "democratic hoax."

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