Rep. Cisneros Statement on Death of Coronavirus Patient who Traveled to Walnut

March 12, 2020
Press Release
This marks the first death from the coronavirus in LA County

WALNUT, CA – Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) issued the following statement regarding a patient who died from the coronavirus and traveled to the City of Walnut. This marks the first death from the coronavirus in Los Angeles County, and it occurred at the local Pomona Valley Hospital. The patient was admitted to the hospital in full cardiac arrest on March 9th and unfortunately passed shortly after admission. LA County officials revealed the patients’ travel history included a residence within the City of Walnut and did not travel around the City of Walnut, primarily staying at the residence.

“My prayers are with the patient’s family and friends. I stand with the City of Walnut, and I want to thank Mayor Andrew Rodriguez for the continued updates on this situation. From D.C. and within the district, I will continue to do everything I can to ensure our communities in the 39th District and across the country have the resources and funding to keep people safe and effectively combat the coronavirus. It’s more important than ever that everyone stays informed and up-to-date about our public health crisis. That means checking the CDC website and your county’s health department’s website.

“As another reminder: stay home if you’re sick, make sure to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, get your flu shot, don’t touch your face, and practice safe, common-sense health habits. My staff and I will continue to monitor this situation, and as always, my constituents can contact my office if they have any questions, problems, or concerns.”

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