"During the past 24 hours, 688 new confirmed cases, 1,309 new suspected cases and 15 deaths from the disease (13 in Hubei, one in Shanghai and one in Henan) were reported", Xinhua news agency said in a report, citing China's National Health Commission.
Now that the diagnosis has been confirmed, "The individual has now been transported to a local hospital and is in isolation in good condition", the statement said.
As of Friday, state health department officials were monitoring three people who could have come into contact with the virus. While officials were waiting to hear lab confirmation of the virus, the patient was instructed on how to reduce exposing the virus to others.
It is unclear when the infected person arrived in Orange County from China. It was originally thought to be spreading from only animals to people in central China, but there are now indications it is also spreading among people. In more severe cases, there is shortness of breath.
China's capital Beijing will delay reopening the city's kindergartens, schools and universities, state-owned China National Radio (CNR) said on its official page on the micro-blogging website Weibo on Sunday.
On Sunday, Paris based Chinese associations canceled a parade, with Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo saying they are "really not in a mood to party now".
The financial hub of Shanghai, which has extensive worldwide air connections, on Sunday reported its first death - an 88-year-old man who had pre-existing health problems.
Ma said that the diagnosis and treatment plan has been timely revised, and the list of designated hospitals and fever clinics at or above the county level has been made available to the public.
A decade later, another coronavirus dubbed Middle East respiratory syndrome began sickening people in Saudi Arabia.
A passenger who landed at Los Angeles International Airport Wednesday night was hospitalized for a precautionary medical evaluation amid increased concerns over the viral infection.
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The efforts are to minimize the number of severe cases and deaths in the outbreak of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus. French automaker PSA Group said it will evacuate its employees from Wuhan, quarantine them and then bring them to France.
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Officials said they still consider the risk of an immediate health risk to the general American public to be low at this time.
Reflecting the concerns raised by the coronavirus, airports across South Korea have set up checkpoints to screen passengers from China and other countries for signs of illness, with local authorities accelerating quarantine efforts to contain the virus as people visit relatives at home or travel overseas.
The nationwide death toll rose to 56 after 15 new deaths, a lot of them in Hubei.
Canada, Australia and Malaysia also reported their first cases Saturday.
Singapore, Vietnam and Hong Kong reported their first cases Thursday. Public transport, including airplanes and trains, have been suspended. By Saturday, cases were reported across China.
Hua Chunying, a spokesperson for China's foreign ministry, issued a statement on the US evacuation plan that said Beijing will offer cooperation in compliance with its rules regarding the preventive measures on diseases.
All of those infected had travelled to the Wuhan or Hubei areas in China or had contact with someone confirmed to have been infected with the disease.
Meanwhile, a Chinese expert on infectious diseases tells state broadcaster CCTV that human-to-human transmission is "affirmative", raising fears of a major outbreak of as millions travel for the Lunar New Year holiday.