Two more people in the U.S. have tested positive for the deadly new coronavirus strain , bringing the total number across the country to five.
Both individuals, one in California and one in Arizona, tested positive for the virus after traveling to Wuhan, China, where the virus is believed to have originated, health officials in those states said Sunday.
The individual hospitalized in Los Angeles County, who has not been publicly identified, tested positive for the respiratory illness, also known as – nCoV, after becoming ill and seeking medical attention, county health officials said in a release .
The individual in Arizona is described as being “a member of the Arizona State University community who does not live in university housing” in Tempe. The individual is not severely ill and is being kept in insolation to keep the illness from spreading, state health officials said .