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First Death From Coronavirus Reported In LA County

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The first death in Los Angeles County from COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel was a woman over 60 with underlying health conditions who was visiting friends in the area. She was not a resident, and she had an extensive travel history over the past month, including a long layover in South Korea.

That announcement was made by L.A. County Department of Public Health director Dr. Barbara Ferrer today at a press conference.

Ferrer said so far there are 27 confirmed cases in the county, which includes three cases reported by the Long Beach Health Department.

Of the six new cases she announced Wednesday, Ferrer said one of them is the county's second presumed case of community spread.

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Ferrer said we need to be prepared to see many more cases.

You can watch the full press conference below: