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LA County Confirms 38 New Deaths From Coronavirus

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In this screenshot taken April 13, 2020, L.A. County Department of Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer provides a daily update on how the county is responding to the coronavirus crisis. Screenshot via YouTube courtesy L.A. County
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The L.A. County Department of Public Health today confirmed 38 new deaths and 691 new cases of COVID-19.

That brings the total number of cases in L.A County to 24,894, with a total of 1,209 fatalities.

Barbara Ferrer, director of the department, said as the county looks toward relaxing some of the safer-at-home provisions on May 15, they will "do everything possible to continue to slow the spread and save lives."

The department is still urging anyone who tests positive for the virus to self-isolate for 10 days and an additional 72 hours after symptoms subside, as per the new guidelines from the CDC.

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