Officials have called on residents to remain calm and noted that none of the six new cases of the virus resulted from community spread. Three of the individuals had recently traveled to Northern Italy, while two were in contact with family members who were infected; the sixth new case reported was from an individual whose job put them in close contact with travelers.
Out of the six new cases, one is hospitalized and the other five are in home isolation, she said.
There have now been seven confirmed cases in the county this year.
The declaration comes in light of the first coronavirus-related death in California, which occured in Placer County, according to a statement by Placer County Public Health officials.
If necessary, the university may provide opportunities for remote test-taking, Block added.
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Outside of California, "people have this expectation that election night means election night", Darr said. Still, many voters didn't allow the wait times to deter them from voting and waited patiently in line.
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Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday the state's testing capacity was still limited to "a couple of hundred tests per day". This means another private school in Westchester County will be closed through the week, Cuomo said.
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That person remains in stable condition, in isolation, but officials in Sonoma did not disclose where they were being treated. The WHO says the virus appears to particularly hit people over the age of 60 and those already weakened by other illnesses.
The city of Los Angeles website is a source for local information.
The Times reported that health officials in Pasadena and Long Beach are also planning to declare emergencies.
The City of Santa Monica says there are no known cases in Santa Monica and that they are working closely with the L.A. County Department of Public Health to monitor coronavirus.
Supervisor Kathryn Barger said the county's declaration of a local emergency was taken "out of abundance of caution".
The United States' two biggest cities reported 10 more coronavirus cases on Wednesday, as lawmakers in Congress reached a deal to provide more than Dollars 8 billion to fight the outbreak.
County health officer Dr. Nichole Quick said the county recently improved its ability to perform COVID-19 testing and therefore "we expect to see more cases here in Orange County".