Arizona health officials say they have yet to determine how a third patient with the new coronavirus became infected.
Public health officials from Maricopa County and Pinal County, where the patient worked and lived, respectively, said Friday they are treating this new case as stemming from “community spread.”
The patient is a woman in her 40s who is a health care worker in metro Phoenix.
She is currently hospitalized in stable condition at a hospital in Maricopa County.
She nor any of her “close contacts” had recently traveled to a country with widespread COVID-19 cases. The two previous cases involved people in metro Phoenix.