LA Metro announced the death of a bus operator due to complications related to the coronavirus.
LA Metro says, the driver was assigned to Metro Division 13 in Downtown L.A and last worked in mid-May and was confirmed to have the virus on June 2.
The public transit authority, which operates bus routes and light rail in Long Beach, says it has 100 COVID-19 confirmed cases among employees and two reported deaths.
All L.A Metro passengers are required to wear face coverings.
LA Metro COVID-19: as of June 12, 2020, 12 p.m.
Confirmed Cases: 100 (56 employees, 40 contractors, 4 vendors)
Confirmed Deaths: 2 (1 employee, 1 contractor, 0 vendors)
Recovered Cases: 20 (20 employees, 0 contractors, 0 vendors)
What they said:
Metro CEO Phillip A. Washington said, “Our deepest condolences go out to the family, friends, and coworkers of our close Metro family member,” and “This is a heartbreaking day for all Metro employees as we continue to face this grave public health threat. Our bus operators and frontline employees have, and will continue, to heroically serve the public by providing essential travel.”