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Gov. Newsom declares state of emergency after California’s 1st coronavirus patient dies


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KRON) — California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency Wednesday afternoon.

This after California reported its first death due to the novel coronavirus Wednesday morning.

The elderly man, a Placer County resident, had other health conditions and died at a hospital in Roseville where he was in isolation.


He was likely exposed to COVID-19 while traveling in February on a Princess cruise ship from San Francisco to Mexico, per officials.

As of Wednesday afternoon, there are 53 confirmed cases in the state.

Los Angeles County declared a local emergency Wednesday morning after six new coronavirus cases were confirmed, bringing the total in LA County to 7.

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