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California's coronavirus crisis feared to be the next New York

Added 03-27-20 06:18:02pm EST - “The coronavirus crisis in California could escalate to be as bad as the Big Apple's outbreak, officials warned this week. By Friday afternoon, a total of 4,533 COVID-19 cases and 91 deaths ha?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “California’s coronavirus crisis feared to be the next New York”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The coronavirus crisis in California could escalate to be as bad as the Big Apple’s outbreak, officials warned this week.

In Los Angeles County alone, cases surged to 1,481 Friday, with a total of 26 deaths, the paper reported.

Those numbers are still thousands fewer than the figures in New York, where 44,635 cases have been reported — 25,398 in the city alone.

But Barbara Ferrer, director of the LA County Department of Public Health, told the Times that the mortality rate in her county is about 1.8 percent — higher than that of New York City and the US as a whole.

However, LA has tested far fewer people than in the Big Apple, so the true number of people infected is far less clear, she said.

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