L.B resident dies from the Coronavirus, the first fatality from Covid-19 in the city.
Updated: Mar 24, 2020
A female Long Beach resident died from "complications of COVID-19," the first fatality of the virus in Long Beach. L.B health officials said the patient was in her 50's with underlying health conditions.
Mayor Garcia said in a statement, “We’ve been dreading this day and were hoping it would never come,”. “We extend our deepest condolences to the victim’s family, friends, and loved ones. We all mourn this incredible loss to our community.”
Long Beach City Health Officer Dr. Anissa Davis said, “This tragedy shows that COVID-19 can cause serious illness,” and. “Now, more than ever, we need to heed the Safer at Home order, stay at home if possible and practice social distancing. The lives of Long Beach residents depend on it.”
The identity of the patient remains unknown due to HIPPA privacy laws.
At this hour:
there have been 21 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the City of Long Beach.
The city is monitoring 190 individuals and four people have recovered from the virus, L.B Health Department reports.
L.A. County has 536 confirmed COVID-19 cases and seven deaths.