Los Angeles County is now the latest to be faced with the outbreak as the coronavirus continues to spread worldwide. Reports say that after six new cases of the virus appeared in just 24 hours, a state of emergency has been declared.
Initially began in China at the beginning of the year, countries around the world are working tirelessly to stop the spread of the deadly and highly contagious coronavirus, as more than 90,000 people are infected worldwide.
There has also been one death from the disease in California, bringing the current U.S. death toll to 11. A state of emergency has now been declared after six residents within the last 24 hours tested positive for the coronavirus which brings Los Angeles County included in that round-up.
According to the Department of Homeland Security, one of those infected was a medical screener at LAX, whose last shift at the airport was on February 21st. The screener began experiencing flu-like symptoms about eight days later. At that point, the person visited a doctor and tested positive for coronavirus.
Reps for Diamond Cruises revealed that a second passenger aboard the February 11-21 voyage of the Grand Princess contracted the coronavirus. The individual is a resident of Sonoma County, California and showed atypical “gastrointestinal and cardiovascular symptoms,” the cruise line said.
Just before this diagnosis, a Grand Princess passenger who lived in Placer County recently died from the disease, according to health officials.
Thoughts and prayers are extended out to all those who have contracted the virus.