LA records America’s first child death from coronavirus as San Francisco medical officials warn ‘the worst is yet to come’

LA records America’s first child death from coronavirus as San Francisco medical officials warn ‘the worst is yet to come’, with more than 2,200 infections and 49 deaths across the state…

  • The number of California coronavirus cases has surged to more than 2,200 as of Tuesday
  • Los Angeles County reported four new deaths Tuesday bringing county total to 662 and death toll to 11
  • One of those deaths included a person under age of 18 – the first death of a child in the country to COVID-19
  • In Los Angeles County 80% of cases involve patients between ages of 18 to 65; 42% are in the 18 to 40 range
  • Statewide there have been 49 deaths, with officials anticipating a surge in the next two weeks
  • Meanwhile in San Francisco health experts warn, ‘the worst is yet to come’
  • Mayor London Breed closed playgrounds and reprimanded public for gathering in parks and beaches
  • On Monday Gov. Gavin Newsom said state needs 50,000 hospital beds to combat the virus

This map shows some of the California cities grappling with the coronavirus outbreak. In San Francisco there are 131 cases and 0 deaths, in Los Angeles 540 cases and eight deaths, and in Santa Clara 321 cases and 13 deaths as of Tuesday afternoon. Statewide there are over 2,200 cases and 43 deaths

‘Every community where the virus has taken hold has seen a surge in the number of coronavirus patients who need to be hospitalized. We expect that to happen in San Francisco soon, in a week or two, or perhaps even less.’ Despite the unfolding crisis, crowds of bold locals have continued to gather at public beaches and parks across the state in defiance of warnings to stay at home.

  • Governor Gavin Newsom mandated a statewide shelter-in-place order on Thursday March 19, following the steps of Bay Area leaders. LA County is also bracing for the worst as their case numbers rise with alarming speed. On March 6, there were five people in the county hospitalized with the novel coronavirus.  Two weeks later that number had jumped to 48. By Monday, the total had climbed to 90,  according to the Los Angeles Times.

And it’s not just the elderly who are getting sick with COVID-19. In Los Angeles County 80 percent of the cases involve patients between the ages of 18 to 65 and 42 percent are in the 18 to 40 age group. San Francisco has taken great measures to slow the spread of the virus.

  • A shelter in place order was placed in the city on Tuesday March 17 that will last until April 7 in an effort to contain the contagious virus. Under the shelter in place orders residents must remain indoors except to get groceries and medicine. Rodeo Drive a ghost town amid coronavirus pandemic.

People pictured waiting in line to check-in at a coronavirus testing center at the Hayward Fire Station #7 in Hayward, California on Monday as the state case toll surpasses 2,000

‘Every community where the virus has taken hold has seen a surge in the number of coronavirus patients who need to be hospitalized. We expect that to happen in San Francisco soon, in a week or two, or perhaps even less.’

Despite the unfolding crisis, crowds of bold locals have continued to gather at public beaches and parks across the state in defiance of warnings to stay at home.

Governor Gavin Newsom mandated a statewide shelter-in-place order on Thursday March 19, following the steps of Bay Area leaders.

LA County is also bracing for the worst as their case numbers rise with alarming speed.

On March 6, there were five people in the county hospitalized with the novel coronavirus.  Two weeks later that number had jumped to 48. By Monday, the total had climbed to 90,  according to the Los Angeles Times.

And it’s not just the elderly who are getting sick with COVID-19. In Los Angeles County 80 percent of the cases involve patients between the ages of 18 to 65 and 42 percent are in the 18 to 40 age group.

San Francisco has taken great measures to slow the spread of the virus.

A shelter in place order was placed in the city on Tuesday March 17 that will last until April 7 in an effort to contain the contagious virus. Under the shelter in place orders residents must remain indoors except to get groceries and medicine.