Story by Adam Kwoh
Photo by Oscar Walsh
The L.A. County Department of Health confirmed a new case of the coronavirus in South Pasadena, making it the city’s second laboratory-confirmed case during the coronavirus pandemic. The number of confirmed cases in L.A. County has more than tripled within the past 4 days, with a current total of 292 identified cases.
L.A. County’s Mar. 20 news release reported that over the last 48 hours, there have been 101 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in L.A. The county has also faced a total of two deaths from the growing outbreak, with the most recent passing at Pasadena’s Huntington Hospital.
Both L.A. County and City of South Pasadena have taken steps to control the coronavirus pandemic, with the county closing all nonessential businesses and restricting large gatherings and events on Mar. 19. The City did the same even earlier on Mar. 16 before declaring a local emergency and establishing other emergency actions at its city council meeting.
L.A. County’s social distancing order on nonessential businesses and events will expire on Apr. 19.
This is an ongoing story. All local coronavirus updates can be found here.