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COVID-19: Researchers Report Virus Found In Semen, LA County Death Toll Surpasses 1,500




 Family members wave and take photos as Isaias Perez Yanez, 59, is released from Sharp Coronado Hospital after battling COVID-19 for five weeks there on May 8, 2020 in Coronado, California.
Family members wave and take photos as Isaias Perez Yanez, 59, is released from Sharp Coronado Hospital after battling COVID-19 for five weeks there on May 8, 2020 in Coronado, California.
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As of Sunday afternoon, L.A. County has at least more than 1,530 deaths and 31,600 confirmed cases of coronavirus.The United States is at well over a million cases and nearly 80,000 COVID-19 fatalities, according to the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering site

According to the L.A. Times, new projections expect some states to see the number of cases fall. Other states though, like California, are expected to see a rise in cases. The University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation projects the state could see more than 6,000 deaths by the end of August. Meanwhile, government leaders across the state are taking strides to reopen certain parts of the economy. South Korea on the other hand is backtracking its reopening plans and has requested bars and nightclubs temporarily close after health leaders tracked more than a dozen new cases to a single person. Today on AirTalk, we check in on the latest with the coronavirus pandemic and take  a look at the vast array of symptoms impacting patients. Plus, the WSJ reports researchers in China say the virus has been found in semen. This begs the question of whether the virus can be sexually transmitted. Do you have medical questions for our infectious disease specialist? We want to hear them. Join the conversation by calling 866-893-5722.  

With files from LAist

Guest:

Kimberly Shriner, M.D., infectious disease specialist at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena