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"Coronavirus Continues To Spread Through California, Now A Pandemic"

Dr. David Eisenman, professor at the Fielding School of Public Health and David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, took KPCC listener questions about the latest news on COVID-19, including the decision by the World Health Organization to declare the outbreak a pandemic.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has been spreading throughout California at an increasingly fast pace, as the epidemic continues to advance into the community spread stage. 

Officials have confirmed that the virus has spread to Sacramento County, where the county’s first death was reported at a nursing home facility yesterday.

Scientists have also said that the true number of coronavirus cases in the United States is likely much higher than reported by county officials.