L.A. County Officials Confirm 3 New Coronavirus Cases

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L.A. County officials said Thursday that three additional cases of the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, have been confirmed, bringing the total number to 32 in the area.

Other cases confirmed by health officials across Southern California include:

  • At least 8 cases in Riverside County;
  • Six cases in Orange County;
  • One case in Ventura County;

In addition to the newly confirmed cases announced today, the remaining cases so far announced by L.A. County include:

  • Eight people who'd recently traveled to Italy.
  • Two contract employees who were conducting coronavirus medical screenings of arriving passengers at Los Angeles International Airport;
  • Two relatives of a person who lives outside the county and was also confirmed with the virus;
  • One person who attended the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Conference in Washington D.C.
  • A traveler from the area of Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak. That person has since recovered.
  • One person who recently traveled to Japan
  • One person who recently returned from a trip to Iran
  • One person who could be the first case of 'community transmission' in L.A. County.

So far, the United States has seen more than 1,500 cases across the nation, with 39 deaths, including one here in Southern California. The rapidly spreading coronavirus has forced organizers and officials to cancel or suspend dozens of major events. Major League Baseball announced Thursday it would delay opening day, and the NCAA announced it had officially canceled its men's and women's basketball tournaments, as well as all other winter and spring NCAA championships.

Additionally, show producers for the hit Broadway musical 'Hamilton' at the Pantages Theater were scrubbed on same day opening night was scheduled.

Show producers said the decision was made "in support of the well- being of the theater-going public as well as those who work on the production, subject to ongoing assessment by county or state health authorities.''

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