COVID-19 no longer 'low' risk - Placer County Health Officer

Placer County Health Officer Dr. Aimee Sisson said, 'As a result of our ongoing investigation, I no longer believe that the risk to the general public from Covid-19 in Placer County is low."

The first California death from the virus was announced by health officials as an elderly adult with underlying health conditions. It was the first coronavirus fatality in the United States outside of Washington state, where 10 have died.

Placer County's public health department said in a statement that the patient tested presumptively positive on Tuesday at a California lab and was likely exposed between Feb. 11 and 21 on a Princess cruise ship to Mexico from San Francisco.