LA County announces 71 new cases of COVID-19, confirms additional death

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has confirmed 71 new cases of novel coronavirus as well as an additional death within the county. 

The department says the individual was older than 65-years-old and had underlying health conditions.

The person lived in Culver City. 

“Because there are positive cases across the entire County, the public should not think one location is safer than the other,” the public health department wrote in a statement. 

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The health department says over the last 48 hours there have been 132 new cases in LA County. 
To date, there are 409 confirmed cases across the county including five deaths. Officials say 84 positive cases have been hospitalized.

“It is critical that everyone practices social distancing, obey the Safer at Home Health Officer Order and assume that anyone can have COVID-19, and anyone could unintentionally infect others," said Barbara Ferrer, Los Angeles County Public Health Director.

She says the best action to take is to stay 6 feet away from others and limit all non-essential activities outside the home.

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