Los Angeles County confirms 50 new cases of COVID-19, identifies 144 cases as total, Mar. 17

For Immediate Release:
March 17, 2020

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advisory -50 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/phcommon/public/media/mediapubhpdetail.cfm?prid=2271

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LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 50 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) to date. The public should not think one location is safer than the other.

Additional case information:

  • One case had close contact with a confirmed case.
  • 49 of these cases are pending more investigation.

To date, Public Health has identified 144 cases across all areas in LA County, so everyone should be aware and practice social distancing.

Public Health is investigating these cases and will notify close contacts who are household members, intimate partners and healthcare professionals to assess and monitor them for signs and symptoms of illness. All confirmed cases are being isolated and close contacts are quarantined.

“We understand that there is a lot of concern as these numbers keep rising and we want to reiterate that as we do more testing, we will continue to find more positive for COVID-19,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Los Angeles County Public Health Director. “It is more important than ever for us to continue to practice social distancing, and as we do, to care for the most vulnerable among us especially seniors within our individual communities. We are all in this together.”

Public Health issued a Health Officer Order to prohibit group events and gatherings, require social distancing measures and the closure of certain businesses, including bars, gyms, movie theaters and entertainment centers. The Order along with guidance can be found online: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/

Please see the locations were cases have occurred:

Laboratory Confirmed Cases — 144 Total Cases

  • Los Angeles County (excl. LB and Pas) — 137
  • Long Beach — 5
  • Pasadena — 2

By City

  • Alhambra — 1
  • Altadena — 1
  • Arcadia — 1
  • Baldwin Hills –1
  • Beverly Hills — 1
  • Boyle Heights — 5
  • Brentwood –1
  • Carson — 1
  • Culver City — 2
  • Diamond Bar — 2
  • Eagle Rock –1
  • Encino– 5
  • Gardena– 1
  • Glendale — 3
  • Granada Hills — 3
  • Hollywood –1
  • Hollywood Hills –2
  • Inglewood — 1
  • Koreatown –1
  • La Mirada — 3
  • Lynwood — 1
  • Manhattan Beach — 4
  • Mar Vista — 1
  • Melrose– 9
  • Monterey Park — 1
  • North Hollywood –1
  • Northridge– 1
  • Reseda — 1
  • San Dimas — 1
  • San Pedro — 1
  • Santa Clarita — 2
  • Santa Monica — 1
  • Sherman Oaks — 2
  • Silverlake– 1
  • South Pasadena — 1
  • Tarzana — 5
  • Torrance — 1
  • Venice — 2
  • West Adams — 1
  • West Hills — 3
  • West Hollywood — 8
  • West Vernon –1
  • Westchester– 2
  • Woodland Hills –2
  • Other City in Los Angeles County (City <25000) — 9
  • Los Angeles City (Neighborhood <25,000) — 18
  • Still Investigating — 19

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