January 26, 2020 / 7:15 PM / 25 days ago

Los Angeles County confirms first case of coronavirus

Passengers arrive at LAX from Shanghai, China, after a positive case of the coronavirus was announced in the Orange County suburb of Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 26, 2020. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

(Reuters) - The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said on Sunday it had confirmed the first case of the novel coronavirus in county.

The individual was returning from Wuhan, China and is currently receiving medical treatment, the health agency said in a statement.

Reporting by Mekhla Raina in Bengaluru; Editing by Daniel Wallis

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