State health officials, California Governor respond to coronavirus COVID-19 concerns

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SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (KLAS) — State health officials and Governor Gavin Newsom gave a public briefing on the state’s response to novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.

Watch the entire news conference on our 8 News NOW Facebook page.

Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a possible first case of person-to-person transmission of COVID-19 in California in the general public.

“We are not overreacting, but nor are we underreacting to the understandable anxiety many people have as it relates to this novel virus,” said Governor Gavin Newsom at a news conference Thursday morning in Sacramento, California.

“The risk to the general public in California remains low from novel coronavirus. In the event that risk changes we will communicate with you,” said Dr. Sonia Angell, California Department of Public Health.

Dr. Angell says they are ready for anything. California residents were encouraged to follow the CDC recommendation to wash hands and other prevention tips.

This is a developing story. Check back with 8 News NOW for updates.

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