Dr. Sam Torbati, Cedars-Sinai Emergency Department co-director, joins CNBC’s special coronavirus coverage to speak on what the situation is at the Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles and what they’re doing to prepare for the battle to treat coronavirus patients.
A child under 18 has died from the coronavirus in California, Los Angeles County health officials announced Tuesday.
“Tragically, one of the people who died was a person under the age of 18, a devastating reminder that COVID-19 infects people of all ages,” Dr. Barbara Ferrer, director of the County of Los Angeles Public Health Department, said at a news briefing.
The patient was from Lancaster, California, the county’s health department said in a press release. Ferrer did not provide more details such as the precise age of the patient or whether they had underlying health conditions. Representatives from the health department weren’t immediately available for further comment.
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