The Santa Clara County Health Department will be holding a press conference at 2 p.m.to provide more information on the case. Business Insider reported that the man had recently traveled from Wuhan and Shanghai, and arrived back in the U.S.at the San Jose International Airport one week ago.
The resident has not been ill enough to require hospitalization. Public health officials are now trying to reach anyone he may have come into contact with during those times to assess whether they were exposed to the virus.
The man has had contact with "very few individuals" since his return.
Cody also said that there was no evidence to suggested that the novel coronavirus was circulating in the Bay Area or Santa Clara County, despite the announcement of the first case.
"We are now reaching out to anyone who may have been exposed", Cody said.
The other two previously confirmed cases in California are located in Los Angeles County and Orange County.
Beginning Sunday, the USA will also begin funneling all flights to the US from China to seven major airports where passengers can be screened for illness.
This comes after the State Department recommended against travelling to China in the wake of the outbreak, raising its travel warning to the highest level.
HHS would be responsible for all care, transportation and security of the evacuees, according to the statement.
Azar added that USA authorities have officially declared the coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency in the United States. U.S. citizens who were in Hubei province, of which Wuhan is the capital city, within two weeks of their return to the United States will be quarantined for 14 days.
US citizens who have been in the rest of mainland China in the 14 days prior will face a health screening at a select number of ports of entry, he said.
Earlier today, the Trump Administration announced that they will temporarily bar foreigners from entering the USA if they have been to China within the last 14 days.
The infection has actually contaminated almost 10,000 individuals around the world as well as eliminated greater than200 The large bulk of the situations as well as all the fatalities have actually been in China.