First American child dies from coronavirus in LA as San Francisco medical officials warn 'the worst is yet to come', with more than 2,200 infections and 49 deaths across California

Los Angeles County reported the death of a child due to the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, marking the first time a person under the age of 18 has succumbed to COVID-19 in the US.  
The number of coronavirus cases in the state of California has skyrocketed to more than 2,200 as cities on the West Coast scramble to enforce lockdowns, manufacture medical supplies, procure hospital beds and slow the spread of COVID-19.
Los Angeles County reported four additional deaths related to the coronavirus, bringing the county total to 11 on Tuesday. Officials confirmed an additional 128 cases, bringing the county's total to 662. 
One of those deaths included the minor who lived in Lancaster, but further details of their identity was not shared.  
The child's death is a 'devastating reminder that COVID-19 infects people of all ages', Dr. Barbara Ferrer, director of L.A. County Department of Public Health, said during a Tuesday press conference. 
In San Francisco, the first city in the US to go on lockdown, officials warn 'the worst is yet to come' and a surge in cases is expected in a week or two.   
In San Francisco there are 131 cases and no deaths, in Santa Clara there are 321 cases and 13 deaths related to the virus. Statewide there are over 2,220 confirmed cases and there have been 49 deaths.  

Los Angeles County reported the death of a child due to the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, marking the first time a person under the age of 18 has succumbed to COVID-19 in the US. In total LA County reports 662 COVID-19 cases and 11 deaths
Los Angeles County reported the death of a child due to the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, marking the first time a person under the age of 18 has succumbed to COVID-19 in the US. In total LA County reports 662 COVID-19 cases and 11 deaths

LA County reported four additional deaths  - including that of a child from Lancaster - related to the coronavirus, bringing the county total to 11 on Tuesday. The child's death is a 'devastating reminder that COVID-19 infects people of all ages', Dr. Barbara Ferrer, director of L.A. County Department of Public Health, said during a Tuesday press conference (above)
LA County reported four additional deaths  - including that of a child from Lancaster - related to the coronavirus, bringing the county total to 11 on Tuesday. The child's death is a 'devastating reminder that COVID-19 infects people of all ages', Dr. Barbara Ferrer, director of L.A. County Department of Public Health, said during a Tuesday press conference (above)
This map shows some of the California cities grappling with the coronavirus outbreak. In San Francisco there are 131 cases and 0 deaths, in Los Angeles 662 cases and 11 deaths, and in Santa Clara 321 cases and 13 deaths as of Tuesday afternoon. Statewide there are over 2,200 cases and 49 deaths
This map shows some of the California cities grappling with the coronavirus outbreak. In San Francisco there are 131 cases and 0 deaths, in Los Angeles 662 cases and 11 deaths, and in Santa Clara 321 cases and 13 deaths as of Tuesday afternoon. Statewide there are over 2,200 cases and 49 deaths
The number of coronavirus cases in the state of California has skyrocketed to more than 2,200 as cities in the West Coast scramble to impose lockdowns, urge the public to stay indoors and brace for a surge in cases. Defiant locals pictured at Baker Beach near the Golden Gate Bridge on Sunday, ignoring orders to stay at home to curb the spread of the virus
The number of coronavirus cases in the state of California has skyrocketed to more than 2,200 as cities in the West Coast scramble to impose lockdowns, urge the public to stay indoors and brace for a surge in cases. Defiant locals pictured at Baker Beach near the Golden Gate Bridge on Sunday, ignoring orders to stay at home to curb the spread of the virus
A sign announcing the closure of the Koret Playground is seen in Golden Gate Park as California continues its statewide 'stay at home order' to curb the public from loitering outside and potentially spreading COVID-19
A sign announcing the closure of the Koret Playground is seen in Golden Gate Park as California continues its statewide 'stay at home order' to curb the public from loitering outside and potentially spreading COVID-19
People pictured waiting in line to check-in at a coronavirus testing center at the Hayward Fire Station #7 in Hayward, California on Monday as the state case toll surpasses 2,000
People pictured waiting in line to check-in at a coronavirus testing center at the Hayward Fire Station #7 in Hayward, California on Monday as the state case toll surpasses 2,000
Workers sanitize streets where homeless people were living on March 20 in San Francisco
Workers sanitize streets where homeless people were living on March 20 in San Francisco 

'The worst is yet to come,' San Francisco Director of Health Dr. Grant Colfax said during a news conference on Monday. 
'Every community where the virus has taken hold has seen a surge in the number of coronavirus patients who need to be hospitalized. We expect that to happen in San Francisco soon, in a week or two, or perhaps even less.'
Despite the unfolding crisis, crowds of bold locals have continued to gather at public beaches and parks across the state in defiance of warnings to stay at home. 
Governor Gavin Newsom mandated a statewide shelter-in-place order on Thursday March 19, following the steps of Bay Area leaders. 
LA County is also bracing for the worst as their case numbers rise with alarming speed. 
On March 6, there were five people in the county hospitalized with the novel coronavirus.  Two weeks later that number had jumped to 48. By Monday, the total had climbed to 90,  according to the Los Angeles Times
And it’s not just the elderly who are getting sick with COVID-19. In Los Angeles County 80 percent of the cases involve patients between the ages of 18 to 65 and 42 percent are in the 18 to 40 age group. 
San Francisco has taken great measures to slow the spread of the virus. 
A shelter in place order was placed in the city on Tuesday March 17 that will last until April 7 in an effort to contain the contagious virus. Under the shelter in place orders residents must remain indoors except to get groceries and medicine.

As of Tuesday there are more than 50,000 cases of the killer virus in the US and there have been at least 628 deaths
As of Tuesday there are more than 50,000 cases of the killer virus in the US and there have been at least 628 deaths

This chart shows how the number of COVID-19 infections has surged per day
This chart shows how the number of COVID-19 infections has surged per day
First American child dies from coronavirus in LA as San Francisco medical officials warn 'the worst is yet to come', with more than 2,200 infections and 49 deaths across California First American child dies from coronavirus in LA as San Francisco medical officials warn 'the worst is yet to come', with more than 2,200 infections and 49 deaths across California Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 03:47 Rating: 5

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