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Whittier adds 3 new coronavirus cases overnight

WHITTIER — L.A. County health officials announced 55 new deaths attributable to Covid-19, the largest increase in fatalities for the third consecutive day.

Meanwhile, the number of known coronavirus cases in Whittier grew by three overnight, for a total of 59 as of Thursday.

Barbara Ferrer, L.A. County director of public health, called today’s statistics “distressing and a stark reminder of the devastation caused by Covid-19.”

Despite the virus’ continued spread, county leaders are already planning for an eventual return to business. 

“Our goal is to get people back to work by gradually relaxing restrictions in a measured and disciplined way to avoid experiencing a resurgence of cases that overwhelms our healthcare system and threatens our collective wellbeing,” Ferrer said. “Many routines will still be different, and practicing physical distancing, wearing face coverings, and keeping our hands clean will be very important until we have a vaccine.” 

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