As testing has been ramped up, a total of 19 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been confirmed in Putnam County.
The advisory from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Thursday was prompted by a crush of patients and shortage of tests and could make it hard to ever know precisely how many people in L.A. County contracted the virus, The Los Angeles Times reported.
County health officials said the new cases are a woman in her 30's who recently traveled to the West Coast, and a man who recently traveled to England also in his 30's.
The county says going forward they will provide an update on case counts daily at 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., as opposed to updating each case individually.
The state of IL on Saturday reported 753 COVID-19 cases and six deaths. No further information about the patients will be released. This person had limited exposure to others in the community, according to LLCHD, and close contacts are quarantined.
Two travel-related cases - a man in his 30s and a man in his 60s - were confirmed as COVID-19 positive late Friday with further investigation conducted Saturday, March 21. The state health department is reporting Nebraska's total is 48. "We understand that this will heighten the concern of many of our residents".
Retirement communities and long-term care centers limit visitors.
The Lancaster County health officials are now monitoring 172 individuals, according to the release.
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"In the meantime, if folks get sick, with mild symptoms, assume you may have COVID 19, and shelter in place, and stay away from others".
-If a returning traveler develops fever or respiratory illness, they need to immediately self-isolate and report to a healthcare provider or local health department.
He is now self-isolating at home, according to Two Rivers Public Health Department.