COVID-19: additional confirmed case in SCV brings total to 22

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The Santa Clarita Valley count of confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus tests reached 22 as of Thursday afternoon, according to reports of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. 

The county’s report, released around 1 p.m. Thursday, broke down cases as follows: 

  • One in Canyon Country, a region in which the county grouped to include areas such as Agua Dulce, Bouquet Canyon, Canyon Country, Saugus and Valencia.
  • Two in Castaic.
  • Three in Stevenson Ranch, which groups areas such as Newhall, Stevenson Ranch, Twin Lakes and Val Verde.
  • 16 in Santa Clarita.

On Thursday afternoon, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital officials offered a first look into testing at the hospital. 

So far, Henry Mayo has administered 170 tests. Of those conducted, 95 have returned and of those, 13.6% are positive, according to hospital spokesman Patrick Moody. 

The hospital was still awaiting results for the remaining 75 tests. 

Based on tests administered, Henry Mayo has a total of 13 patients who have tested positive, but there have been reports of at least nine other individuals who have tested positive, bringing the overall count to 22 across the SCV. 

The total does not necessarily mean there are only 22 cases in the SCV — it just means that’s how many have been confirmed.

A patient who tested positive Wednesday night and 10 others are not being treated at Henry Mayo. Only two COVID-19 patients, one who tested positive Tuesday and another who previously tested positive, remain in the hospital.

There have been 1,216 confirmed COVID-19 cases countywide, and 21 deaths as of Thursday, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. 

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