Officials with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health released an updated breakdown of coronavirus cases in the county Thursday, which revealed that a total of 22 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Santa Clarita Valley.
UPDATE (1:20 p.m.): A total of 22 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed within the Santa Clarita Valley, according to statistics released by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Thursday.
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Of those 22 cases, 16 were reported within the City of Santa Clarita, while county officials listed three cases in Stevenson Ranch, two cases in Castaic, and one case in Canyon Country as separate.
A total of 1,216 confirmed COVID-19 cases have been reported in Los Angeles County as of Thursday afternoon, as well as nine additional deaths.
Original Post: Officials with Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital confirmed that two additional individuals have tested positive for COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, according to Patrick Moody, spokesperson for the hospital.
Two patients are currently being hospitalized at Henry Mayo for treatment for coronavirus as of Thursday morning, according to Moody.
There have been 13 confirmed cases in the hospital, with four other cases confirmed at other medical centers, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
The breakdown of reported cases of coronavirus in the Santa Clarita Valley as of Wednesday includes two cases in Castaic, one in Canyon Country, 10 in the city of Santa Clarita and two in Stevenson Ranch.
An update of the location for the two additional cases is expected to be released Thursday afternoon.
The additional cases join over 799 cases of COVID-19 that have been reported within Los Angeles County as of Wednesday.
Over 6,300 people have been tested in Los Angeles County as of Wednesday, with 11 percent of people testing positive for the coronavirus.
L.A. County health officials are issuing an order that requires a 14-day self-isolation of any person who tests positive for COVID-19, or is presumed by their physician or clinician to be positive for COVID-19, and also orders the quarantine of all close contacts, including household members and caregivers
Due to privacy laws, the names and exact locations of the coronavirus patients have not been released.
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