Three new cases in Los Angeles County are supposed to be from community transmission
L.A. Unified School District closed schools to stop the spread.
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Eight new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Los Angeles County, Local government officials said Friday.
The total number of COVID-19 cases for the county is now 40, ABC 7 reports.
Dr. Barbara Ferrer, director of health for Los Angeles County, said that three of the eight are supposed to be community broadcast, since an explanation of his illness is not known.
One case has a recent history of traveling to South Korea, and four of the cases are pending further investigation. Those investigations will be completed as the test results come from commercial laboratories, Ferrer said. The 40 cases are isolated and their close contacts are in quarantine.
Orange County also announced new cases, increasing the county's number of cases from six to nine. Authorities said six cases have been tested by the county and confirmed by the CDC, and three cases have tested positive by the county, but confirmation from CDC is still pending.
Here is the current number of new coronavirus cases across Southern California:
- Los Angeles County: 40 confirmed cases
- Orange County: 9 cases (6 confirmed, 3 suspected)
- Riverside County: 12 confirmed cases (2 are Diamond Princess passengers who are out of the country; 10 are in the Coachella Valley
- San Bernardino County: 0 cases
- San Diego County: 8 suspected cases
- Ventura County: 1 confirmed case
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has confirmed that it is treating a patient with COVID-19.
The patient, a boy between the ages of 6 and 9, is in good condition and has no travel history. The patient is also receiving care for an unrelated underlying condition that likely made the child vulnerable to the virus, according to a hospital statement.