First Case Of Coronavirus Confirmed In Santa Clara County

The CDC confirmed Friday the first case of the coronavirus in the San Francisco Bay Area, in Santa Clara County, Calif. — home to the Silicon Valley tech empire.

An adult male resident of the region just south of San Francisco has tested positive for the new coronavirus, the CDC said. Officials said he had been in Wuhan and Shanghai, China earlier in the week.

The man has not been hospitalized and is being treated as an outpatient, officials said. County health authorities said the illness is not considered to be circulating widely in the area.