In addition to the cases in Santa Clara and San Benito counties, health officials have confirmed coronavirus cases in Los Angeles and Orange counties. Several cases have also been confirmed nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: two in Illinois and one each in Massachusetts, Washington and Arizona.
As of Monday morning, more than 17,300 people had been diagnosed globally as having the coronavirus, according to the World Health Organization. In China, 361 people have died of the viral infection, the health agency reported. One person has died of coronavirus in the Philippines.
Last week, the WHO declared coronavirus a global health emergency and officials with the CDC recommended travelers “avoid all nonessential travel to China.”
Officials recommend that any people who have recently traveled to Wuhan and subsequently experienced flu-like symptoms -- including fever, coughing, shortness of breath or a sore throat -- contact their health care providers.