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Media Advisory

Contra Costa County Confirms First Local Case of Novel Coronavirus

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Note to Editors: The media briefing will take place at 1220 Morello Ave., in Martinez. No interviews will be provided prior to the briefing.


Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) has confirmed the first positive case of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, involving a resident of the county.

The person tested positive this afternoon. Our County's public health lab conducted the test, which is expected to be confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention in the coming days. The patient, who is being treated at a hospital in the county, had no known travel history and no known contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

CCHS is conducting a thorough investigation to identify anyone who may have had close contact with the patient.


8:30 p.m., March 3, 2020


2nd floor conference room at 1220 Morello Ave., Martinez, CA 94553

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  • Will Harper,