Four new cases of the novel coronavirus were confirmed today in Los Angeles, one day after Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in the state over the outbreak. At least 15 people have been diagnosed with the virus, dubbed COVID-19, in the state, with at least one death so far.
While it's understandable why some people might be nervous about the outbreak, county health officials say the best thing you can do if you have a mild illness is to stay at home and don't run to the hospital.
The head of the L.A. County Health Department, Dr. Barbara Ferrer, joined Gary and Shannon today to talk about the new testing kits that are being used to diagnose new cases and why they're key to treating the disease.
Listen to Gary and Shannon's full interview with Dr. Ferrer below: