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Gov Newsom provides an update state’s response to coronavirus

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California Governor Gavin Newsom and state health officials held a news conference at 10:30 a.m. to provide an update to the public on the state's response to Novel Coronavirus.

You can watch a livestream of the news conference live at 10:30 a.m. on KESQ.com/livestream-events/

There were a couple of major coronavirus developments in California on Wednesday, as well as earlier this week.

On Wednesday, the Center for Disease Control confirmed there is a new coronavirus case in California, possibly the first case in the United States without a known link to travel abroad.

READ: CDC confirms new coronavirus case in NorCal; origin remains unknown

The governor's office revealed the patient is a resident of Solona County, located between Napa and Sacramento. They are currently receiving medical treatment in Sacramento County.

Wednesday afternoon, Orange County joined San Diego County and the city of San Francisco in declaring a local health emergency in response to coronavirus. There has been one confirmed case of coronavirus in Orange County and that person has fully recovered.

Read: CDC warns Americans of 'disruption' from Coronavirus, local schools and hospitals get prepared

On Tuesday it was revealed that the first Riverside County resident tested positive for the virus after being on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which was quarantined in Japan.

"They're expected to recover; they're in a Northern California facility," said Dr. Cameron Kaiser, a public health officer for Riverside County. "I spoke with the health department up there. We want to make sure that they don't get back to their home until there is no longer a communicability risk."

Watch: County health officials speak on local coronavirus risks

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