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LA County officials have harsh words for coronavirus vaccine inequity – and line-jumping cheaters

Just one week away from expanding eligibility for the coronavirus vaccine by up to 1.8 million people, Los Angeles County officials are worried the online system required by the state to book appointments will continue to pose challenges in communities hit hardest by the pandemic. Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Hilda Solis said on Tuesday, Feb. 23, that she was “not surprised,” but nonetheless “disgusted” by certain people using any means necessary to obtain vaccine doses. “I can tell you I was...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Dhs, Soccer, Community, County, Los Angeles County, Southland, Ferrer, Board of Supervisors, LA County


Inspectors find ‘deficiencies’ at virus test lab in Valencia

By DON THOMPSON | The Associated Press Inspectors found “significant deficiencies” at California’s new coronavirus testing laboratory, problems that state officials on Monday, Feb. 22, partly blamed on the rapid ramp-up they required from the lab’s private operator under terms of a $1.4 billion contract. A fraction of 1% of the more than 1.5 million tests processed at the Valencia Branch Laboratory had problems, the state said in a preliminary report, but Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Massachusetts, Uncategorized, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Lausd, Disneyland


L.A. County hospitals decompress as coronavirus continues gradual slowdown

Many Los Angeles County hospitals were beginning, to gradually return to normal, although patient levels still remained relatively high, health officials said Monday, Feb. 8. This was a welcomed sign of relief, officials said, after hospitals were stretched to their limits for weeks in response to a historic surge in new coronavirus patients that peaked a month ago. But it did not mean the county was completely out of the woods yet, officials warned. There were now 4,079 COVID-19 patients admitt...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Lausd, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, Knott, Solis, SeaWorld San Diego


LA County’s coronavirus death toll climbs past 17,000

Daily COVID-19 case numbers continued tumbling on Tuesday, Feb. 2, in Los Angeles County, but the death toll climbed above the 17,000 mark, with more than 200 new fatalities. The county Department of Public Health announced 205 virus deaths on Tuesday, raising the countywide cumulative total from throughout the pandemic to 17,057. Health officials noted that more than 7,000 COVID deaths have been reported over the past month, matching the total number of virus deaths that occurred between Februa...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Biden, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Dodgers, Department of Public Health, Ferrer, LA County


Jammed LA County hospitals get assistance with overtaxed oxygen-delivery systems

As the massive volume of COVID-19 patients continues to strain hospitals throughout Southern California, state and federal agencies are stepping in to assist facilities needing to provide oxygen to individuals with respiratory issues. Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday, Jan. 4, that the state has convened an oxygen task force and devised a five-part strategy for addressing the higher-than-usual demand for oxygen and related equipment. Among these strategies was the deployment of U.S. Army Corps of En...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Disney, Los Angeles, Sport, Hospitals, Soccer, Fema, Community, Local News, Gavin Newsom, Southern California


13,580 new coronavirus cases logged in LA County; hospitalizations keep climbing

Registered nurse Leslie Clark discards her protective gloves after collecting a nasal swab sample from a woman at a COVID-19 testing site in Los Angeles, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020. Hospitals in central and Southern California are quickly running out of intensive care unit beds for coronavirus patients and state officials are poised to extend the strictest stay-at-home orders there as conditions worsen before the post-holiday surge hits. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Administrative worker Leslie Castillo...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Associated Press, Pasadena, Gavin Newsom, Bay Area


With technical issue delaying results, LA County reports two-day total of 29,464 new coronavirus cases

Two day’s worth of statistics added up to daunting numbers from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Saturday, Dec. 26, as 29,464 new coronavirus cases were posted. Already packed hospitals around the county reported more COVID-19 patients, putting further pressure on dwindling intensive-care units amid the worsening outbreak. The caseload totals reflected 13,185 cases reported Saturday and 15,538 cases from Friday, Dec. 25; as well as 741 new cases from Long Beach. Officials di...
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Health officials collectively hold breath as holidays threaten to worsen coronavirus surge

As Los Angeles County hospitals fill rapidly with COVID-19 cases, often beyond the ability to immediately find patient beds, health officials today fretfully awaited another holiday weekend that threatens to spread the virus even further, potentially leaving medical centers completely overrun. So far, the deaths of 6,499 people in L.A. County have been attributed to COVID-19. The county on Thursday, Dec. 24, set another single-day record for COVID-19 fatalities — 148 — having broken the record a...
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Southern California likely to remain on stay-home orders, Gov Newsom says

The regional stay-at-home order affecting Southern California until Monday Dec. 28 will likely be extended, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said during a midday briefing from his residence where he was quarantining. Newsom was said to have entered a 10-day mandatory quarantine after a staffer tested positive for the coronavirus. Given the skyrocketing number of new cases, hospitalizations and deaths in recent weeks, Newsom said the stay-at-home orders for Southern California and San Joaquin would l...
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Coronavirus hospitalizations in L.A. County again soar past 2,000; new cases top 5,000

New coronavirus cases in Los Angeles County again topped 5,000 on Sunday, Nov. 29, and hospitalizations climbed over 2,000 as the surge continues to alarm officials and new restrictions arrive on Monday. Health officials reported 5,014 new cases and 16 new deaths on Sunday, lifting those totals to 395,843 cases and 7,639 deaths, respectively, since the pandemic arrived. Sunday’s death number reflected a holiday weekend reporting lag. Related: Monday’s new LA County restrictions at a glance.  The...
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Urgency increases as coronavirus surge threatens to overwhelm LA County hospitals

An major wave coronavirus patients flowing into hospitals by early December could force Los Angeles County to return to restrictive Safer-at-Home orders similar to those of the early days of the pandemic, according to public health officials who expressed a new sense of urgency on Wednesday, Nov. 18. The county reported 3,944 new cases Wednesday, among the highest daily numbers since mid-July. If this rate continues, the county could surpass 4,000 average daily cases and 1,750 hospitalizations b...
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Wait continues for new guidance on high school competition as state warns against travel for youth sports

The head of California’s Health and Human Services Agency hasn’t offer yet promised new guidance for high school and youth sports competition, but he did deliver a message Friday, Nov. 13, for athletes and families traveling out of state for games. California joined forces with Washington and Oregon on Friday to urge against travel and to recommend visitors or those returning home from travel outside these states to self-quarantine for 14 days to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The advisory ...
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LA County’s surge continues: 2,152 new coronavirus infections

Los Angeles County reported 2,152 new cases of COVID-19 and 22 additional deaths on Wednesday, Nov. 11, bringing the county’s totals to 327,964 cases and 7,216 fatalities. The high number of new cases came one day after officials said it would be weeks before the county could move into a less-restrictive tier of the state’s four-tier economic-reopening roadmap. The county update did not include the latest numbers from Pasadena and Long Beach, which operate their own independent health department...
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Los Angeles remains in purple, or widespread, coronavirus tier

Los Angeles County remains mired in the most restrictive tier of the state’s coronavirus reopening plan thanks to an uptick in cases, with the county on Wednesday, Nov. 4, reporting the highest daily number of new COVID-19 infections in more than two months. The county reported 1,843 new cases of COVID-19 and 22 additional deaths Wednesday. The new case number was the highest figure not associated with a testing backlog that the county has reported since late August, according to the county Depa...
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Gov. Newsom eases coronavirus restrictions on gatherings

One day after an estimated 100,000 people marched through Mid-City in support of Armenia and hundreds more gathered downtown to celebrate the Lakers’ NBA Finals victory, the focus was on large gatherings at the state and local levels on Monday, Oct. 12. Gov. Gavin Newsom eased coronavirus restrictions to allow up to three households to socialize outdoors, an expansion of rules aimed at people tempted to have even larger gatherings around Halloween, Thanksgiving and end-of-year holidays. Three ho...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Armenia, Disneyland, Pasadena, Gavin Newsom


LA County to reopen breweries, wineries and cardrooms outdoors next week

Cardrooms, breweries and wineries will be allowed to reopen outdoors in Los Angeles County with an array of modifications next week, a split Board of Supervisors decided late in their meeting Tuesday Sept. 29. The decision to allow the additional sectors to reopen, which was already allowed by the state, came down to a 3-2 vote with Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Sheila Kuehl dissenting. “It concerns me that this comes before us with insufficient notification and we’ve done well in terms of ...
Tags: Business, News, Education, Government, NFL, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Disneyland, Health And Human Services, Disney World, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, Board of Supervisors, LA County


LA County won’t reopen more sectors, despite lack of post-Labor Day coronavirus surge

In the weeks after Labor Day, Los Angeles County did not experience the type of surge in new coronavirus cases that followed Memorial Day and July 4 weekend, Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer told the county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Sept. 29. Nonetheless, supervisors and county health officials decided not to open any new business sectors or public venues. With case rates, deaths and hospitalizations all declining — in some cases dipping below levels seen in the spring — Ferrer said ...
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LA County reports 38 more coronavirus deaths, 1,636 new cases

Another 38 deaths due to the coronavirus were reported in Los Angeles County on Thursday, Aug. 27, while health officials again urged people participating in protests to take precautions against spreading the virus. The 38 deaths lifted the countywide total number of fatalities during the pandemic to 5,701. County officials also announced another 1,636 new cases of the virus. In addition, Pasadena reported 11 new cases, for a total of 2,331, but did not add any deaths to its total of 111, its 22...
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