The Solano County resident was admitted to UC Davis Medical Center last week but wasn’t tested until Sunday — and results came back positive Wednesday, CNN reported, citing a letter sent to hospital staff.
The patient was admitted to the medical center from another Northern California hospital Feb. 19 with a suspected viral infection, the letter said.
UC Davis requested that the CDC test the person for novel coronavirus because neither the Sacramento County nor the California Department of Public Health were conducting testing, according to the letter.
“Since the patient did not fit the existing CDC criteria for COVID-19, a test was not immediately administered,” said the letter, obtained by CNN. “UC Davis Health does not control the testing process.”