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California Monitoring 8,400 For Coronavirus

CBS Bay Area-

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday the state is monitoring about 8,400 people for the coronavirus, a day after a Solano County patient was identified as the first coronavirus case in the U.S. from unknown origin.

At a news conference with state health officials to update the state’s preparation, Newsom said the state also currently has a shortage of coronavirus testing kits and has worked with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to update the testing protocols for the coronavirus.

Currently, California only has 200 testing kits for the coronavirus and Newsom said the number of available kits will be “exponentially expanded” starting Thursday afternoon.

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