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Whittier at 80 coronavirus cases as testing capacity increases

WHITTIER — The number of coronavirus cases in Whittier increased by nine overnight and is now at 80, health officials said.

The number of confirmed infected people in L.A. County is rising as testing sites open across the region.

On Tuesday, health officials announced 47 new deaths attributed to Covid-19, the disease caused by coronavirus.

“As we learn more about the virus it becomes clear that there are many asymptomatic people across the county that are capable of spreading Covid-19 to others,” said Barbara Ferrer, director of public health. “Our strategies moving forward need to ask everyone to keep their physical distance from each other, wear face coverings when in contact with others, and stay home as much as possible.”

 

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