Second case of coronavirus confirmed in Fresno County

Posted at 9:22 PM, Mar 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-15 00:22:11-04

FRESNO, Calif. — The second confirmed case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Fresno County, according to health officials there.

According to a Fresno County Department of Public Health press release, the second case of the virus is "travel-related" and was not communally transmitted.

The FCDPH Communicable Disease Investigation Program is tracing the individuals recent interactions and travel to monitor the health of others who may have been exposed to the individual, according to the press release.

Health officials will hold a press conference regarding the second confirmed case of the virus on Tuesday, March 17.

"We want to be able to lower anxiety levels in our community. We will get through this. We are better together,” Dr. Rais Vohra, Interim Health Officer, is quoted saying in the release.