California patient is fourth US case of new virus from China

Dr. Ngozi Ezike, director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, discusses the discovery of a second case in Illinois of the novel coronavirus, on January 24, 2020, in Springfield, Illinois. (AP)

Health officials in Los Angeles County have confirmed a fourth US case of the new pneumonia-like virus from China.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said on Sunday the infected person presented themselves for care once they noticed that they were not feeling well and is currently receiving medical attention.

The person is a returning traveler from Wuhan City, China. The case comes on the heels of confirmed cases in Orange County, California, Washington state and Chicago.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57