What You Need to Know
An outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been identified starting in Wuhan, China. Some patients have had mild illness, while others have been more severe and some have died.
The California Department of Public Health (the Public Health Department) understands there are concerns about novel coronavirus, and understandably so. Although coronaviruses are a group of viruses that aren’t new, this is a new type of coronavirus and we are still learning about it. However, the health risk to the general public in California remains low. While COVID-19 has a high transmission rate, it has a low mortality rate. From the international data we have, of those who have tested positive for COVID-19, approximately 80 percent do not exhibit symptoms that would require hospitalization. California is carefully assessing the situation as it evolves.
We are actively working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), local governments, and health care providers across the state to protect your health.
As of March 29, 2020, 12 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, there are a total of 2,136** positive cases and 37 deaths of Novel Coronavirus in Los Angeles County*
*including cases reported by Long Beach and Pasadena Health Departments
** includes deaths
As of March 27, 2020, 2 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, there are a total of 4,643 positive cases and 65 deaths of Novel Coronavirus in California (including one non-California resident).
Age 0-17: 54 cases
Age 18-49: 2,368 cases
Age 50-64: 1,184 cases
Age 65 and older: 1,016 cases
Unknown: 21 cases
923 – Community-acquired cases
3,720 - Cases acquired through person-to-person transmission, travel (including cruise ship passengers), repatriation, or under investigation.
- This includes 73 health care workers
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