Culver City resident tests presumptive positive for COVID-19 coronavirus

Preliminary test results indicate that one Culver City resident has tested positive for COVID-19, otherwise known as coronavirus, the city announced Friday.

"Cases are considered presumptive until the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed the results," the city wrote in a press release.

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According to city officials, they do not know whether the individual contracted the virus through the community or whether they were exposed to an individual known to have COVID-19. A second individual was in close contact with the positive resident and has also exhibited symptoms. The city said the second individual has been tested, but the city has not been made aware of the results.

Culver City officials said that the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is aware of the case and is following-up with the positive resident. Public Health will also follow-up with any persons who may have had close personal contact with the individual.

The city said they cannot release any additional details on the case in order to maintain patient confidentiality.

"This case is not cause for alarm, but a reminder that members of the public should continue to use general health practices that prevent the spread of viruses in general," the press release stated.

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