The Department of Public Health in Los Angeles has stated that an approx of 64 people have been tested positive with COVID-19 in West Hollywood. This is just the number of people affected just this afternoon out of 576 residents.
The percentage has soared up to 14% from the other 56 people who were tested +ve on Tuesday. The health division has found about “3,518 cases all over L.A which are 17% more than 3,011 cases reported on Tuesday.”
With 11 demises, it sums up to a total of 65 altogether. The department stated that: “Nine of the 11 deaths reported today occurred in people over the age of 65, one person was between 41– 65 years old; and one was a person between 18 – 40 years old.” “All reported underlying health conditions except for two individuals over the age of 65.”
Adding to this it said: “Emerging evidence suggests that there may be a significant number of people infected with COVID-19 who are asymptomatic and capable of spreading the virus to others.” “New guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that we need to think about using universal precautions all the time – assuming that each of us can infect others even when we aren’t sick.”
“Our sadness is not diminished by the daily frequency of announced deaths related to COVID-19, and reminds us of our need to work together to protect each other,” said Barbara Ferrer, Los Angeles County Public Health director. “The hard truth is we have some difficult days ahead as we work tirelessly to flatten the curve of this horrible virus. Though the end may not be as close as we’d like, if we all continue to do our part to slow the spread by staying home, social distancing, self-isolating when we are positive or presumed positive, and self-quarantining if we are close contacts of a positive case, we will get to the end of the COVID-19 crisis more quickly, together.”
The department said that if you find that you are slightly sick stay isolated at home for a week and check for 72 hours whether the symptoms are gone. If not consult your physician if the symptoms gets worst.