County confirms 19 COVID-19 cases in Paramount as of April 3

This public domain illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. In this view, the protein particles E, S and M, also located on the outer surface of the particle, have all been labeled as well. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China, in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Artwork by Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM

Nineteen COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the city of Paramount, according to information reported by the Los Angeles County Health Department at noon, Friday, April 3.

This information is subject to change, obviously.

The county reported 24 cases in Compton, 43 in Downey, 21 in Lakewood, and 139 cases in the city of Long Beach.

One COVID-19 case was confirmed on Catalina Island by the Catalina Island Medical Center on Friday morning, April 3. However, the county Health Department website lists zero cases in Avalon. The reason for the discrepancy is clear.