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Daily coronavirus update; new quarantine guidelines

Claremont’s confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus has remained steady at 24 for two days, according to a news release from Los Angeles County Public Health on Friday.

Countywide public health has confirmed 62 new deaths and 1,065 new cases of COVID-19 since its update on Thursday. Forty-six people who died were over the age of 65, seven were between the ages of 41 and 65 and one was between 18 and 40. Forty-six people had underlying health conditions including 39 over the age of 65. Eight deaths were reported by the city of Pasadena.

Since its first coronavirus update on March 4, health officials have reported 1,172 deaths and identified 24,215 positive cases across all areas of L.A. County. Ninety-two percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. As of Friday, a total of 4,403 people who tested positive for COVID-19 (21% of positive cases) have been hospitalized at some point during their illness.

This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated their guidance on how long people who are positive for COVID-19 should self-isolate. New evidence suggests it may take longer for the virus to shed, which means that an infected person may be able to infect other people for a longer period of time.

People who are positive or presumed positive for COVID-19 should now self-isolate for 10 days after symptoms first appear or they test positive. Additionally, people should remain quarantined for 72 hours after symptoms subside. This means you must stay home until your fever has resolved without the use of fever-reducing medications and there is improvement in your respiratory symptoms.

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