Yes there are confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Downey. To received the most update numbers, LA County Public Health publishes daily updates on its COVID-19 website:
Per the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, here’s what we can tell you:
• All confirmed cases are being isolated and close contacts are quarantined.
• Dept. of Public Health staff will do “contact tracing” to determine how the patient contracted the virus and who they may have contacted afterwards. Those people will be contacted and will be ordered to follow public health protocols for their safety and the community’s safety.
• If there is any reason to believe a large number of people may have been in contact with the patient, then a more general public notification of where the patient visited will be made.
• According to the Department of Public Health there is likely an “undercount” of cases right now in L.A. County, so there are probably cases in every community at this point then those actually reported.
This stresses the need for residents to STAY HOME, and take social distancing and practice good public health hygiene seriously.
For up-to-date information regarding number of cases in L.A. County, please visit the County’s Department of Public Health website at http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/.