Health officials in Los Angeles County have confirmed that a Korean Air flight attendant has been diagnosed with coronavirus/COVID-19 shortly after flying to L.A. Apparently, the woman may have spent time in the city as well.
Diagnosed in South Korea, it’s been confirmed that the woman had worked flights between Los Angeles and Seoul–Incheon International Airport on February 19th and 20th – but also, reportedly serviced a flight from Tel Aviv, Israel, to Seoul on February 15th.
As for how she may have contracted the virus, the Yonghap News Agency reports it may have been from a South Korean church group on a pilgrimage to Israel. So far, 30 members of that church group have been diagnosed with coronavirus.
On a related note, the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) has confirmed that a 23-year-old U.S. soldier stationed at Camp Carroll in South Korea has also tested positive for the illness. The soldier is currently in self quarantine at his off-base residence while officials work to determined who he’s been in contact with.
At last check, just over 82-thousand people have been infected by the virus worldwide – and 28-hundred have died. On the plus side, nearly 33-thousand have recovered.
Source: CBS Los Angeles