Health officials first discovered mosquitoes with West Nile Virus in Long Beach in mid-July.
So far this year, 10 human cases of West Nile have been reported in California, two of which were identified by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
According to the county Department of Public Health, the patients are a resident of the San Fernando Valley and a resident in the “southeastern region” of the county.
The news comes two weeks after the virus was found in the Long Beach area—the season’s first detection of the virus.
The mosquito sample was the first to test positive for West Nile virus in Los Angeles County so far this year, authorities said.
The case was found in Central Long Beach, north of Spring Street, according to Environmental Health Bureau Manager Nelson Kerr.
An elderly man has become the first confirmed person to die from the West Nile Virus in Long Beach this year, city health officials announced Wednesday.
The first human case of West Nile Virus in Long Beach this year was confirmed by health officials on Monday.
For the first time this season, West Nile Virus has been detected in dead animals found within Long Beach city limits, prompting the city’s Health Department to release a warning detailing how residents can protect themselves from transmission.