Los Angeles County Has More Coronavirus Cases Than Nationwide, Mayor Says

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Los Angeles County now has more confirmed cases of coronavirus than “all of Canada,” Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti said at a press conference on the virus on Monday. He also pointed out that if LA County were an “independent country”, it would have “the 20th largest number of cases in the world”.When Garcetti made the statement on Monday, the county public health department was reporting more than 136,000 laboratory-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the county. There were more than 2,500 new cases reported on Monday and 13 deaths, according to county data at the time.

In Canada, there have been 110,234 confirmed cases of the disease, causing 8,843 deaths on Tuesday, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University.

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