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Chula Vista councilman remains hospitalized for coronavirus


Last updated 3/20/2020 at 7:38pm

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A Chula Vista councilman who tested positive for coronavirus remained hospitalized today after experiencing difficulty breathing, while the number of cases reported across San Diego continued to increase.

Councilman Steve Padilla was admitted to UCSD Thornton Hospital and placed on a respirator in its intensive care unit Thursday night after experiencing worsening symptoms, his daughter, Ashleigh, said in a statement.

The number of confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in San Diego County rose to 131 Friday, with 27 people hospitalized.

The 26 newly recorded cases was the h...

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