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Coronavirus cases in Los Angeles County rise to 190 Wednesday

By Kathryn Dunn | editor@claremont-courier.com

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 50 new cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Tuesday. One case was the result of close contact with a confirmed case and 49 others are pending more investigation, the county said in a press release 

“The public should not think one location is safer than the other,” public health officials said. “Everyone should be aware and practice social distancing.”

The county public health department will notify close contacts who are household members, intimate partners and healthcare professionals to assess and monitor them for signs and symptoms of illness.

Los Angeles County cities with only one reported case of coronavirus include Alhambra, Altadena, Arcadia, Baldwin Hills, Brentwood, Carson, Eagle Rock, Gardena, Hollywood, Inglewood, Koreatown, Lynwood, Mar Vista, Monterey Park, North Hollywood, Northridge, Reseda, San Dimas, San Pedro, Santa Monica, Silverlake, South Pasadena, Torrance, West Adams and West Vernon.

Cities reporting two to four cases include Beverly Hills, Culver City, Diamond Bar, Glendale, Granada Hills, Hollywood Hills, La Mirada, Manhattan Beach, Santa Clarita, Sherman Oaks, Venice, West Hills, Westchester and Woodland Hills.

Cities with the highest number of cases are Long Beach (5); Boyle Heights (5); Encino (5); Melrose (9); Tarzana (5); and West Hollywood (8).

The county also said there are nine additional cases in other cities in Los Angeles County of populations greater than 25,000 people, 18 in Los Angeles city neighborhoods of more than 25,000 people and 19 more, which are under investigation.

 

Trusted sources for the most accurate information about novel coronavirus include:

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/

California Department of Public Health: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/nCOV2019.aspx

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Spanish https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index-sp.html

 

World Health Organization https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus

LA County residents can also call 2-1-1

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