By Robert Preidt

HealthDay Reporter

FRIDAY, Sept. eleven, 2020 (HealthDay News) — There might have been conditions of COVID-19 in Los Angeles as early as last December, months prior to the very first known U.S. conditions were being discovered, a new study statements.

Researchers analyzed knowledge from far more than 10 million patient take a look at data for College of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Well being outpatient, emergency department and clinic facilities. They compared knowledge from the period between Dec. one, 2019, and Feb. 29, 2020, to knowledge from the very same months in the preceding 5 years.

Outpatient visits for coughs elevated fifty% in the months prior to the pandemic, and exceeded the common selection of visits for the very same symptoms by far more than one,000 compared with the very same time period in the preceding 5 years.

The researchers also