Health officials confirm first case of the coronavirus in Burbank

Los Angeles County health officials confirmed one case of the coronavirus in Burbank Thursday afternoon.
(Maura Dolan / Los Angeles Times)

Burbank has one confirmed case of the coronavirus, according to the latest report by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issued Thursday afternoon.

It is the first reported case of the virus that causes COVID-19 in the city.

The number of confirmed cases continue to rise with each passing day. So far there have been 294 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus and two deaths in the county.

No further information was available about the patient who tested positive for the virus in Burbank.

Neighboring Glendale has four confirmed cases of the virus as of Thursday.

A spokesperson from Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank wrote in an email that the hospital “deeply respects our patients’ privacy and does not acknowledge whether individuals are being treated for COVID-19 or any illness or injury in our hospital.”

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