California Governor Declares Statewide Emergency Amid Coronavirus Threat

Los Angeles County declared a state of emergency for the coronavirus earlier today.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has declared a statewide emergency after the state’s first fatality from the new coronavirus.

***THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS ALERT***

What We Know:

  • Newsom announced the measure at a news conference Wednesday, saying it was intended to help procure supplies quickly.
  • Officials say an elderly patient who apparently contracted the COVID-19 virus on a cruise died in Northern California.
  • Health officials said the elderly patient had underlying health conditions and died at a hospital in Roseville, near Sacramento.
  • Another person who had been on the cruise ship tested positive for the virus Tuesday.

The governor said the state currently has 53 cases of COVID-19.

 

This is a breaking news alert. This story will he updated here.

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Alex Haynes is Editor-At-Large/NYC Editor at Urban Newsroom, Executive Editor at UNR's Black News Alerts and the host of Unmuted Nation on BossFM. Alex joined Urban Newsroom in 2010 and contributes regular op-ed and editorial pieces while advising the columnist and contributing staff.

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