Updated Mar 8, 2020 - Health

Washington, D.C., announces first presumptive positive coronavirus case

In this image, a plastic container of hand sanitizer is seen.

Bottles of hand sanitizer in coronavirus pop-up store in Washington, D.C., March 6. Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

Washington, D.C., announced its first presumptive positive novel coronavirus case on Saturday and Mayor Muriel Bowser confirmed later that a second person who visited the city had presented with symptoms in Maryland.

Details: Bowser told a news conference that the D.C. resident in his 50s who tested positive to the virus had "no history of international travel and no close contact with a known case."

The big picture: Separately, a CPAC 2020 attendee tested positive for COVID-19 in New Jersey on Saturday, the American Conservative Union announced. CPAC was held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Maryland, located near the heart of D.C.

Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.

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