On Wednesday, a medical professional conducting coronavirusLos angeles screening at International Airport has tested positive for coronavirus also known as COVID-19, according to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) spokesperson Heather Swift., the person began to show coronavirus symptoms; the person felt cold-like symptoms and went to the doctor where a diagnosis of coronavirus was given on Feb. 29 for Novel Coronavirus the test came back positive next day, DHS said in a statement.
DHS headquarters was alerted to the situation late Tuesday night; this individual is currently under self-quarantine at home with mild symptoms and under medical supervision. Their immediate family is also under home quarantine. DHS is glad to report that this person was highly trained and did everything right both on the job and when they began to feel unwell. We are told the person wore all the correct protective equipment and took necessary protections from the novel coronavirus on the job,” spokesperson Heather Swift said. According to DHS more than a week after working their last shift at CoronavirusLos Angeles airport on Feb. 21 the Individual began experiencing coronavirus symptoms.
At this time, DHS said it does not know if this case of Novel coronavirus Los Angeles is an outcome of community spread through the individual’s work as a medical screener passengers since the outbreak of the virus. No Los Angelescoronavirus cases have been reported from the Los Angeles airport screened travelers. This is an evolving situation that the Center for Disease Control (CDC), DHS and county public health officials continue to inspect,” the spokesperson said.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said on Wednesday he was grateful for federal help.”I want to go out of my way to express gratitude to our federal officials who are working with us as well,” Mayor Eric Garcetti on Coronavirus Los Angeles said at a press conference Wednesday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Health and Human Services, for us at the airport and the port; our Coast Guard and our Customs and Border Protection officials, who have worked to make sure that ships that are coming into the seaport are screened, the passengers that are coming into Los Angeles airport are being screened — the fourth-busiest airport in the world and the busiest container terminal in the U.S.,” he added.
Los Angeles County declared a health emergency on Wednesday after officials reported six new cases of novel coronavirus over the past two days adding it to a total of seven cases in the county. Similarly in California’s Placer County public health officials announced that a patient who had tested positive for novel coronavirus after returning from a cruise to Mexico last month died. Placer County has six awaiting tests for COVID-19. Officials are trying to find hundreds of other Californians who were on the Grand Princess ship in San Francisco last month after a trip to Mexico. Officials want to determine whether they also might have infected by the coronavirus. The novel coronavirus has now been reported in 12 counties in the state and has sickened more than 50 people. There have been 153 confirmed cases of the virus in the U.S., according to stats compiled by Johns Hopkins University.