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7 New Coronavirus Cases Reported In Long Beach Bringing Total To 28

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LONG BEACH (CBSLA) — Long Beach health officials reported seven new cases of coronavirus in the city Tuesday, bringing the total to 28.

According to officials of the 28, five of those people have recovered.

RELATED: Long Beach Reports First Coronavirus Death

On Monday, Cal State Long Beach officials confirmed two students had tested positive for coronavirus.

Long Beach officials say the city’s case total includes one of two students at Cal State Long Beach.

The other student who tested positive is not a Long Beach resident, officials said.

The two students are currently in self-isolation off campus, and anyone who may have come into close contact with them were notified by health officials, said Dr. Kimberly Fodran, the university’s chief of the medical staff.

As of Monday, one person had died in Long Beach marking the city’s first coronavirus-related death. The patient was a woman in her 50s with underlying health conditions.

The city maintains its own health agency, separate from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

For up-to-date information regarding coronavirus, visit longbeach.gov.

(© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)

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