Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Thursday that his daughter Maya, 9, tested positive for COVID-19.

Addressing the city remotely, Garcetti said his daughter is experiencing mild symptoms and will quarantine for 10 days from the first day she first felt her symptoms over the weekend. After coming down with a fever, the family decided to have her test for COVID-19. The results came back positive and the Garcetti family began to quarantine.

“As we monitor Maya’s symptoms and take care of her, my family is going through what so many families across the city and this nation, and around the world are experiencing,” Garcetti said. “Our family is incredibly careful and what’s happening in my home this week is playing out across and this country.”

Both Garcetti and his wife tested negative, but are both in quarantine, as Garcetti will be working remotely through this time.

The number of single-day in L.A. county reached over 100 for the second straight day, with 102. There are also 4,864 people hospitalized with COVID-19 with the Southern California ICU capacity reaching its max.

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