The city of Lynwood announced on Twitter Sunday that a female patient at St. Francis Hospital died of COVID-19.
St. Francis is currently not accepting walk-in patients, and is screening people outside the hospital, the city declared in a written statement.
The patient’s name was not immediately released. She was identified only as a woman who had come to the hospital feeling ill, and died shortly afterward.
There have been five confirmed coronavirus-related deaths, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
The statement said anyone feeling symptoms should call 211,as recommended by the department.
“If you are not symptomatic, by all means, do not come to the hospital,” the statement said.
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