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Imperial County Board of Supervisors discusses coronavirus plans

EL CENTRO, Calif. (KYMA, KECY- Within the last 7 days the county has reported an average of slightly more than 92 new cases of coronavirus per day.

It gets worse. The number of confirmed infections is currently doubling every 140 days.

It's something the state is taking very seriously. Just Monday, California Governor Newsom announced 28 counties would move back into the state's most restrictive coronavirus tier. Nine others would revert to the moderate tier.

Related: Newsom pulls “emergency brake” on reopening in California

Last week Newsom joined forces with governors in Oregon, and Washington to issue a travel advisory. It calls for all out-of-state travelers to quarantine once arriving in, or returning to, one of those three states.

Neither action will have much impact on Imperial County. It never lowered its infection rate to move up in the state's coronavirus rankings, so it will not move down. Still, County leaders and health officials are preparing for the new surge.

Tuesday on the Evening Edition, News 11's Gianella Ghiglino will have an update on how the Board of Supervisors plans to dealt with the second wave.

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Gianella Ghiglino

Peruvian-born and LA raised Gianella Ghiglino joins the team from the San Fernando valley. “LA is the place that taught me how to breath and Peru is my breath.” She says she was inspired by the community she grew up in and began documenting her experience through poetry at the age of 7. “I wrote about everything I saw, felt and everything that inspired me.” When she entered High School she joined her school news station and realized that broadcast journalism allowed her to pursue her passion and her purpose all at once. Gianella attended Cal State Northridge and received a Bachelors degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Spanish Broadcast Journalism, and Political Science. She did several internships while in College but most notably interned for PBS’s local LA station for three years. “My purpose is to share my story and of those in my community, my passion is writing.”


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