Covid 19California Gov. Gavin Newsom and state health officials will update the public on how they are responding to new cases of coronavirus disease COVID-19, including the first possible case of community transmission in the U.S., which is being treated at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.

According to the California Department of Public Health, the patient "had no known exposure to the virus through travel or close contact with a known infected individual."

The governor's office is streaming the briefing live on their Twitter account starting at 10:30 a.m. We will also embed the video here once it's available.

The CDPH says there are now nine confirmed cases in the state. Sacramento County reported its first case last week. San Francisco declared a state of emergency around the disease Tuesday, and Orange County did the same Wednesday.

The diagnosis comes as fears about the disease in the United States continue to grow.

On Tuesday, officials with the CDC told Americans to prepare for COVID-19 to continue to spread. And on Wednesday, President Trump called a press conference to announce Vice President Mike Pence would lead the nation's response.

NPR reports there are more than 81,191 cases related to the novel coronavirus globally, according to a dashboard created by the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering.

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