Second COVID-19 Outbreak Reported at USC

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By KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO
Health officials are dealing with coronavirus cases at both USC and UCLA on Wednesday. 
 
That's according to LA County Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer who says the infections extend beyond the 45 cases associated with three USC fraternities that we already knew about.
 
Public health officials said they identified a second COVID-19 outbreak at USC on Wednesday. The latest involves at least five graduate students.
 
The first outbreak is associated with three fraternities and involves at least 45 cases. 
UCLA

Elsewhere at UCLA, LA County public health officials say at least eight UCLA Football players have tested positive for the virus.

Late Wednesday afternoon there was an emailed statement from UCLA Athletics:

"Any positive COVID-19 test results within the UCLA Athletics population would be reported as part of the daily campus updates, which can be found here (please note: the number of positive cases listed is a cumulative total since March). There is no separate reporting for Athletics. As previously outlined, the protocol in our Return to Training Plan requires that all student-athletes be tested for COVID-19 and antibodies upon their return to campus. Those who travel back to campus by plane are required to self-quarantine for a period of seven days before reporting to athletic facilities for medical screening, while those who travel by personal vehicle are not required to quarantine prior to testing. Anyone who was to test positive for COVID-19 would immediately go into isolation for 10 days from the date of the test. Anyone deemed to have been in close contact with someone who tested positive would go into isolation for 14 days from the last date of contact. UCLA Athletics currently has no student-athletes in isolation."

LA County Public Health officials confirmed to KNX reporter Claudia Peschiutta Wednesday that there are no known hospitalizations or deaths associated with these three outbreaks.
Ferrer says it's another day with more than 60 new deaths pushing the death toll above 4,800.
 
There are more than 2,300 new cases although that number probably is low because of problems with the state database. 
 
Dr. Ferrer says young people are driving those infections up with the percentage of people between 18 and 29 testing positive quadrupling between June and late July. The total number of coronavirus infections in LA County is drawing close to 200,000. 

.@lapublichealth confirms there are no known hospitalizations or deaths associated with these three outbreaks. @KNX1070

— Claudia Peschiutta (@ReporterClaudia) August 5, 2020

Public health officials say they've identified a second #COVID19 outbreak @USC. The latest one announced involves at least five grad students. The other one is associated with three fraternities and involves at least 45 cases. @KNX1070 https://t.co/cIosa9H2mF

— Claudia Peschiutta (@ReporterClaudia) August 5, 2020

Public health officials say they've identified a second #COVID19 outbreak @USC. The latest one announced involves at least five grad students. The other one is associated with three fraternities and involves at least 45 cases. @KNX1070 https://t.co/cIosa9H2mF

— Claudia Peschiutta (@ReporterClaudia) August 5, 2020