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LA Declares State Of Emergency After 6 New Coronavirus Cases Confirmed

LA Declares State Of Emergency After 6 New Coronavirus Cases Confirmed

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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday declared a state of emergency today after they confirmed six new COVID-19 cases in the last 48 hours.

LA County Officials including L.A. Department of Public Health officials, Mayor Eric Garcetti and L.A. County Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Janice Hahn said in a press conference today that the declaration was made out of “an abundance of caution” and not panic.

In addition, the cities of Long Beach and Pasadena, have also declared separate public health emergencies. There are no confirmed cases in either city, but there are a total of 7 cases across the county. So far, nine deaths have been reported in the U.S, all in Washington state. Globally, there are more than 93,000 confirmed cases.

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