San Francisco, Apr 23:
Two people with the coronavirus died in California as much as three weeks before the US reported its first death from the disease in late February a gap that a top health official said may have led to delays in issuing stay-at-home orders in the nation’s most populous state.
Dr Sara Cody, health director in Northern California’s Santa Clara County, said the deaths were missed because of a scarcity of testing and the federal government’s limited guidance on who should be tested. Where did this come from if it wasn’t her traveling? Macias said. Patricia may not be the first. It’s just the earliest we have found so far.
Let’s keep looking so we know the extent of it, he said of the virus. That’s the greater good, for everyone else and my family included.