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2 new cases of coronavirus in L.A. County, including first possible community transmission case

Posted at 12:58 PM, Mar 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-10 12:28:35-04

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Health officials on Monday confirmed two new cases of novel coronavirus in Los Angeles County, our ABC affiliate in Los Angeles is reporting, including the first possible case of community transmission in the county.

According to ABC7, officials said one case is a person with a history of traveling to Japan, but the source of exposure for the second case is unknown, "potentially making it the first community spread case."

ABC7 reported the health department was "identifying people may have had close personal contact with the patient in order to monitor them for possible symptoms, adding that there are no known public exposure locations related to these cases."

There have been 16 positive cases in L.A. County. One case was "resolved" and the remaining 15 patients are in isolation.