Culver City Resident Dies of Coronavirus
4 Cases of Virus Identified in Culver City
March 19, 2020
On Sunday the Angeles County Department of Public Health has confirmed that a Culver City resident has died from the Novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual who died was older than 65 with underlying health conditions. Neither the gender nor name of the deceased were revealed.
Because there are positive cases across the entire County, the public is advised they should not think one location is safer than the other. Additional information regarding some of the new cases are pending completion of investigations. Over the last 48 hours there have been 132 new cases.
To date, Public Health has identified 409 cases across all areas in LA County including five deaths. Upon completion of investigations, 12 cases reported earlier were not LA County residents. As of today, 84 positive cases have been hospitalized.
Public Health is investigating all new cases and will notify close contacts who are household members, intimate partners and healthcare professionals to assess and monitor them for signs and symptoms of illness. All confirmed cases are being isolated and close contacts are quarantined. It is critically important that everyone adheres to all the social distancing measures and practice good public health hygiene, including washing hands as frequently as possible.
"We are deeply sorry for the passing of loved ones and send our prayers to the families and friends of those who have died from COVID-19," said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Los Angeles County Public Health Director. "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. Please know that the actions you take today to stay 6 feet away from others and limit all non-essential activities outside your home are the best way for us to slow the spread of COVID-19 and save lives."
On March, 21 Public Health issued an enhanced Health Officer Order to reconcile elements in the March 19 Health Officer Order necessary to be consistent with the Governor's Order. The enhanced Order prohibits all gatherings and events and clarifies that golf courses and personal grooming services (including hair and nail salons) are non-essential services that are closed. The Order can be found online: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/