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Claremont now has 21 coronavirus cases; 66 new deaths in county

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has confirmed 66 new deaths and 1318 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday. Claremont’s cases have increased to 21.

Forty-eight people who died were over the age of 65, 13 were between the ages of 41 and 65 and two people were between the ages of 18 and 40. Forty-nine people had underlying health conditions including 38 people over the age of 65, nine people between the ages of 41 and 65 and two people between the ages of 18 and 40 years old. Three deaths were reported by the City of Pasadena.

Public health has identified 16,435 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of the county, and 729 deaths. Eighty-eight percent of people who died had underlying health conditions.

“As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we are reminded that we are all part of one humanity united in our efforts to recover from this pandemic. Sadly, 66 additional people died from COVID-19, and our sincere condolences go out to every person affected by these losses,” Director of Public Health, Barbara Ferrer said. “We know that with the return of beautiful weather we all want to be outside – and it is fine do so – as long as you are not gathering with others. Enjoy a walk or a jog, or sit outside and enjoy the sunshine at your home. Our beaches and trails remain closed as we continue to work together to slow the spread.”

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