Newsom: California Monitoring 8,400 for Coronavirus, “Inadequate” Number of Test Kits a Problem

California governor Gavin Newsom confirmed “We have 33 confirmed positive tests for the virus. Five individuals have subsequently moved out of state.”

In addition, officials are now monitoring more than 8,400 people for the virus.

Newsom said his top priority is expanding the ability to do tests for the virus, saying the state currently only has an “inadequate” 200 testing kits.

The Hill reports California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced Thursday that 33 people in California have tested positive for coronavirus, with officials monitoring more than 8,400 people for the virus.

Newsom said during a press conference that five people who tested positive have since moved out of the state as officials deal with the spreading virus.

One of those people is from an unknown source, raising the concern that the virus is spreading among the general public for the first time in the U.S.

“We knew this was inevitable,” Newsom said.

The governor said those being monitored for the virus are in 49 local jurisdictions in the state.