California’s coronavirus death toll rises to 4

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The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in California rose to 4 after the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic over the virus.

Los Angeles County public health officials announced the state's latest death related to the virus on Wednesday. The case marks the first death reported in LA County.

A woman over the age of 60 died after contracting COVID-19, health officials said. The woman, who has not been publically identified, was visiting friends and had underlying health conditions.

“We extend our deepest condolences to her family and her friends and we’re really sorry to be making this announcement today,” Los Angeles County Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer told reporters Wednesday.

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