Second case of coronavirus in Los Angeles County confirmed
LOS ANGELES - A second case of coronavirus in Los Angeles County was confirmed Tuesday by one of the largest healthcare service providers in the U.S.
Kaiser Permanente said they were "overseeing the care of a coronavirus patient who is home in self-isolation and being treated on an outpatient basis."
They confirmed they were in touch with and monitoring the coronavirus patient but did not say where in the county the patient was located.
"We are focused on delivering excellent care while ensuring the protection of our members, physicians and staff," said Kaiser Permanente in a statement. "Kaiser Permanente respects the privacy of our patients per HIPAA requirements, and will keep further details about the care provided to this patient confidential."
The first case was reported back on Jan. 26 in which a traveler returning from Wuhan, China and passing through LAX a few days before, presented themselves to health officials after not feeling well. That person was quarantined and later released.
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The news comes on the same day the Orange County Health Care Agency confirmed two new possible cases of coronavirus in OC. The patients were described as a man in his 60s and a woman in her 30s who recently traveled to countries with widespread coronavirus transmission.
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For more information on the coronavirus, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
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