The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday declared a state of emergency today after they confirmed six new COVID-19 cases in the last 48 hours.
LA County Officials including L.A. Department of Public Health officials, Mayor Eric Garcetti and L.A. County Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Janice Hahn said in a press conference today that the declaration was made out of “an abundance of caution” and not panic.
Los Angeles County officials held a press conference after declaring a coronavirus emergency. https://t.co/KHWNgnGmKJ pic.twitter.com/KGVxdDsa7d
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) March 4, 2020
In addition, the cities of Long Beach and Pasadena, have also declared separate public health emergencies. There are no confirmed cases in either city, but there are a total of 7 cases across the county. So far, nine deaths have been reported in the U.S, all in Washington state. Globally, there are more than 93,000 confirmed cases.