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| Wednesday, Feb 26, 2020
covid 19 update - There was one reported case of coronavirus-COVID-19 in LA County as of Jan. 26. | Photo: Matthias Mueller.
There was one reported case of coronavirus-COVID-19 in LA County as of Jan. 26. | Photo: Matthias Mueller.

 

Los Angeles County officials hosted a roundtable Monday to provide the public with a coronavirus, or COVID-19 update.

County Supervisor Kathryn Barger and Department of Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer led the roundtable, alongside Zhang Ping, the consul general of the People’s Republic of China in Los Angeles.

“Nobody should assume that anyone of Asian descent is likely to have the novel coronavirus,” said Ferrer, in a news release. “Los Angeles County has only had one case of novel coronavirus in a traveler from Wuhan City, China, last month.”

The traveler has since been cleared from the virus, and is no longer under quarantine. According to Ferrer, there have been no additional cases in Los Angeles County, and the public’s risk of testing for the virus are low.

Only one Santa Clarita Valley resident — KHTS Radio co-owner Carl Goldman — has tested positive for the virus, but he is being treated in Nebraska. He contracted the virus while aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which docked off the coast of Japan early this month.

“There have been no additional cases in Los Angeles County and the immediate risk to the general public here is low,” Ferrer added in the COVID-19 update.

“Participating in ongoing dialogue is critical to share accurate information about the latest efforts in Los Angeles County to protect our communities and to avoid any unnecessary repercussions,” Barger said in the release.

Concerns regarding the coronavirus have begun to impact residents, businesses, schools and health-care professionals throughout the county, according to Barger.

“At this point, our primary focus is restoring community confidence and dispelling misinformation,” Barger said on the Facebook live stream of the meeting.

Here’s snapshot of the worldwide situation from Johns Hopkins’ interactive map as of 11:33 a.m. Wednesday, February 26.

coronavirus covid 19 update feb. 26, 2020 11:33 a.m.

For the latest COVID-19-coronavirus updates and information, see the World Health Organization‘s dedicated page, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention‘s website, and Princess Cruises’ update page.

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