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LA County Pulls Back On Linking Teenagers Death To Coronavirus

Los Angeles Daily News-


Public health officials have walked back further their initial determination, issued a day earlier, that the death of a 17-year-old Lancaster boy was linked to the novel coronavirus.

Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said on Wednesday, March 25, the department was no longer including the death of the young person in Lancaster as associated with COVID-19 and the case was still under investigation by the CDC.

“There were extenuating circumstances that pointed to an alternative diagnosis as well,” Ferrer explained on Wednesday. “So we asked CDC in Atlanta to perform additional testing so we know with all certainty what the cause of death was… Our hearts go out to the family as they too await further clarification as the cause of death.”

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