The U.S. is now reporting more than 189,600 of the over 877,400 confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide as of 5:30 a.m. Wednesday.
An uptick in California cases came as the U.S., Italy, and now Spain are now all reporting more confirmed COVID-19 cases than China, where the outbreak began late last year, but has since greatly slowed. As of Tuesday afternoon, L.A. County is reporting 3,019 cases with about one in five patients requiring hospitalization.
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Shruti Gohil, M.D., professor of medicine and associate medical director for epidemiology and infection prevention at UC Irvine’s School of Medicine