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Coronavirus hospitalizations soar to more than 800 in LA County; another 1,966 cases posted

COVID-19 hospitalization numbers continued an unsettling upward climb in Los Angeles County on Monday, July 26, with state figures showing more than 800 people now being treated for the virus, more than double the number from just two weeks ago. According to the state, there were 825 people hospitalized due to COVID in the county, up from 745 the day prior. On July 12, there were only 372 people hospitalized in the county. There were 182 people in intensive care, up from 161 on Sunday, according...
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LA County reports 4th straight day of 2,500-plus new coronavirus cases

Public Health officials reported Los Angeles County’s fourth consecutive day of more than 2,500 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, July 24, with 2,600 new COVID-19 infections and 10 additional deaths. Health officials have repeatedly blamed the current surge in cases on the highly infectious “Delta” variant of the virus. The variant was first discovered in India and is blamed for rampant infections in that country, along with outbreaks in the United Kingdom. It is now spreading across the United...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Mexico, Government, India, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, United States, United Kingdom, Delta, Community, American Express, Aeg


LA County reports uptick in nursing home cases, as coronavirus numbers continue to rise

Cases of coronavirus in Los Angeles County continued to go in the wrong direction on Tuesday, July 20, with public health officials confirming a slight uptick in skilled nursing facilities partly because of “breakthrough” cases among people already vaccinated. L.A. County Public Health reported that for the week ending July 11, 25 people at skilled nursing facilities tested positive for COVID-19, including three new cases among residents and 22 among staff. The spike has caught the attention of ...
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LA County coronavirus cases soar over 1,100 as Delta Variant spreads

Providing further evidence of increased spread of COVID-19, Los Angeles County’s daily number of new infections soared past the 1,100 mark on Friday, July 9, doubling the number from just a week ago and the highest figure reported in a single day since March. The county Department of Public Health reported 1,107 new COVID cases on Friday, compared to 549 reported last Friday. The daily number of new infections has been rising steadily for at least two weeks, with officials blaming the rapid spre...
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Steady rise in coronavirus cases rekindles LA County officials’ worries

As a result of people socializing more and the Delta variant circulating more widely, Los Angeles County public health officials reported Thursday the biggest increase in new COVID-19 cases since March. Public health officials reported 839 new COVID-19 positive cases Thursday, July 8, representing another startling increase as case rates began to rise earlier this week. Among ethnic groups, Black residents reported the most significant increase in new cases for a 170% increase from last week. Ca...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, United States, South Dakota, Community, Tokyo, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, LA County, Barbara Ferrer


LA County’s daily coronavirus cases top 500 again; officials urge caution over July 4 holiday

Another 549 COVID-19 infections were reported in Los Angeles County on Friday, July 2, the largest number since April and the second straight day the figure has topped 500, prompting more calls for residents to get vaccinated and exercise caution over the Fourth of July weekend. The rolling average rate of people testing positive for the virus also continued inching upward in the county, although the figure still remains very low at just 1.3%. That’s up from 1.2% on Thursday but is more than fou...
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Coronavirus cases continue to tick upward in LA County

Los Angeles County’s COVID-19 numbers continued moving in the wrong direction on Wednesday, June 30, with the daily number of new cases and the rate of people testing positive for the virus doubling from their levels of two weeks ago. The county Department of Public Health insisted that the rates are still well below the levels seen during the winter surge of COVID-19, but the increase in community transmission of the virus is “concerning.” The county reported 422 new cases on Wednesday, the hig...
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LA County reports 239 new coronavirus cases; concern endures over infectious “Delta” variant

Los Angeles County reported 239 new cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths on Sunday, June 27, though the number of cases and deaths likely reflect reporting delays over the weekend. Sunday’s figures brought the county’s totals to 1,249,304 cases and 24,477 fatalities since the pandemic began, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said. According to state figures, there were 238 people hospitalized in the county due to COVID-19 as of Sunday, up from 231 on Saturday. There wer...
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Younger kids: To vax or not to vax? That is the question

Come fall, parents of elementary schoolchildren will make a decision that’s weightier than which backpack to buy for the new school year: Deputize Junior as a foot soldier in the war against COVID-19’s spread in the U.S. and get the child vaccinated? Or sit this one out with the knowledge that younger kids are far less likely to get severe illness than their grandparents? Jeremy Haworth, 12, holds on to his mother, Heather Haworth, as he gets his first COVID-19 vaccine at the Providence Edwar...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Education, Children, Cdc, India, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Sudan, Who, World Health Organization, Lausd


LA County reports 366 new coronavirus cases as numbers continue to tick upward

Los Angeles County reported 366 new cases of COVID-19 and seven additional deaths on Saturday, June 26, as the number of new infections continued to inch higher. Saturday’s figures brought the county’s totals to 1,249,065 cases and 24,474 fatalities since the pandemic began, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. According to state figures, there were 231 people hospitalized in the county due to COVID-19 as of Saturday, up from 229 on Friday. There were 55 COVID patient...
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LA County coronavirus cases inch upward again; health officials push testing, vaccines

The daily number of new COVID-19 infections in Los Angeles County inched upward again on Friday, June 25, reaching levels not seen in about six weeks, as health officials continued urging people to get tested if they develop symptoms of the virus, even if they are vaccinated. The county’s daily testing-positivity rate also inched up, reported at 0.8% on Friday, up from 0.74% on Thursday. Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said Thursday that the county was seeing slight but definite increases ...
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Already had COVID-19? LA County health officials say you still need a vaccination

LOS ANGELES — Continuing to urge residents to get vaccinated, particularly as a highly infectious “Delta” variant of COVID-19 spreads, county officials stressed on Tuesday, June 22, that people who were previously infected with COVID still need to get the vaccine, because their natural immunity won’t last. County Supervisor Hilda Solis said during Tuesday’s board meeting that she asked a parent over the weekend if his children were vaccinated, and he said no because “they’ve already had COVID.” ...
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LA County posts 258 new coronavirus cases, 3 more deaths on Sunday

Los Angeles County reported 258 new cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths on Sunday, June 20, while continuing to track the proliferation of coronavirus variants. Sunday’s figures brought the county’s totals to 1,247,618 cases and 24,441 fatalities since the pandemic began, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. According to state figures, there were 213 people hospitalized in the county due to COVID-19 as of Sunday, down from 219 on Saturday. There were 45 COVI...
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LA County reports 255 new coronavirus cases, 9 deaths on Saturday

Los Angeles County reported 255 new cases of COVID-19 and nine additional deaths on Saturday, June 19, while continuing to track the proliferation of coronavirus variants. Saturday’s figures brought the county’s totals to 1,247,361 cases and 24,439 fatalities since the pandemic began, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. According to state figures, there were 219 people hospitalized in the county due to COVID-19 as of Saturday, the same as Friday. There were 38 COVID ...
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LA County urges continued vigilance after lifting of most coronavirus rules

Los Angeles County officials urged continued vigilance on Wednesday, June 16, following the lifting of most COVID-19 health restrictions, with about one-third of the county’s eligible population still not vaccinated against the virus. “As physical distancing requirements, capacity limits, and masking mandates are now relaxed, ensuring the safety of those who are not yet vaccinated is essential,” county Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said in a statement. “Workplaces need to offer sensible ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Ucla, Robert Durst, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, LA County, Newsom, Barbara Ferrer


Photos: After seemingly endless days of fires and pandemic, beloved Mount Wilson Observatory reopens

It’s been a long while since stargazers last got a chance to visit the historic Mount Wilson Observatory. First, the Bobcat Fire, which raged for weeks last year, came within yards of the observatory that sits on the summit of Mount Wilson in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles. Telescope operator Darrell Dooly and Mt. Wilson Institute Board Member Camille Lombardo look at the 60-inch telescope at the Mount Wilson Observatory, Tuesday, Jun. 15, 2021. The observatory reopened o...
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Hours ahead of eased coronavirus rules, LA County makes pre-July 4 vaccine push

LOS ANGELES — Hours before most COVID-19 restrictions are lifted across the state, Los Angeles County health officials on Monday, June 14, made another push for residents to get vaccinated, particularly with the Fourth of July holiday on the horizon. The county Department of Public Health noted that unvaccinated residents who get the single-dose Johnson & Johnson shot by Sunday will be fully vaccinated by July 4. People who opt for the two-dose Moderna or Pfizer vaccines are too late to be fully...
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LA County coronavirus rules will ease this week, but experts say don’t toss those masks just yet

Although California is expected to lift the bulk of COVID-19 health restrictions on Tuesday, June 15, health experts at Cedars-Sinai on Sunday were urging Los Angeles County residents to hold onto their protective masks a while longer. After June 15, those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be able to go mask-free in most situations, but Cedars-Sinai infectious disease experts suggest masks, an important tool in preventing transmission of the virus, will remain necessary in some inst...
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Pediatric inflammatory cases dwindle along with coronavirus infections In LA County

As COVID-19 cases have dwindled in Los Angeles County, so have diagnoses of a virus-related pediatric inflammatory malady, with just eight new cases reported over the past two months, health officials said on Friday, June 11. Cases of Multi-symptom Inflammatory Syndrome in Children, or MIS-C, spiked during the countywide winter COVID surge. There were 100 MIS-C cases reported in the county in January and February, representing half of the overall number from throughout the pandemic. The syndrome...
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CSUN coronavirus vaccine site closes as LA County’s effort shifts to smaller, more focused efforts

Public health officials took steps to shut down the mammoth vaccination site at California State University Northridge on Monday, June 7, as the county morphs its operations to smaller, more-focused sites, in the latest sign that the pandemic is waning in Los Angeles County. Three other sprawling parking-lot clinics will close next week. On Monday, L.A. County reported nine additional deaths, bringing the county’s overall death toll to 24,354. The county reported 120 new cases, bringing the tota...
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LA County posts 15 new deaths, 285 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday

Los Angeles County reported 15 new deaths and 285 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, June 5, with the county in the midst of promoting the coronavirus vaccine while transitioning from sprawling parking-lot centers to smaller vaccine clinics, many in hard-hit neighborhoods. Since the pandemic began, county Public Health officials have identified 1,244,917 positive cases and 24,390 COVID-19-related deaths. According to the state dashboard, 259 people were hospitalized with the virus in the county ...
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Dodger, LAFC tickets up for grabs as LA County pushes coronavirus vaccines

LOS ANGELES — While the state began handing out $50,000 checks as part of a COVID-19 vaccination incentive program, Los Angeles County on Friday, June 4, was dangling a carrot of its own, with season tickets up for grabs to the Dodgers and Los Angeles Football Club. Beginning Friday and continuing until next Thursday, anyone who gets a first-dose vaccine at a county- or city-run vaccination site, or at a St. John’s Well Child and Family Center site, will be entered for a chance to win season tic...
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LA County promotes vaccinations anew as coronavirus case rates continue to decline

With state and local incentives up for grabs, Los Angeles County health officials again urged residents on Tuesday, June 1, to get vaccinated against COVID-19 to continue downward trends in infections and deaths. “Our metrics continue to improve, and we continue to see declines in cases, hospitalizations and deaths,” county Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said. “Vaccinations are saving lives and I ask each of you to continue keeping yourself, your friends and your family members safe by ge...
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LA County reports 4 new deaths, 175 coroanvirus cases on Sunday

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed four new deaths and 175 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, May 30. There is generally a reporting lag on weekends, but the numbers continuing to indicate that the pandemic is waning. To date, Public Health identified 1,243,882 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 24,339 deaths. There are 258 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 6,760,000 individuals ...
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LA County reports 4 new coronavirus deaths; travelers respond to easing pandemic at record levels

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed four new deaths and 175 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, May 30. There is generally a reporting lag on weekends, but the numbers continuing to indicate that the pandemic is waning. Memorial Day weekend travelers have already set a new 2021 record at Los Angeles International Airport, with more than 78,000 people passing through Transportation Security Administration on Friday alone, according to airport officials. With travel plans lon...
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LA County reports 4 new coroanvirus deaths; travelers respond to easing pandemic at record levels

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed four new deaths and 175 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, May 30. There is generally a reporting lag on weekends, but the numbers continuing to indicate that the pandemic is waning. Memorial Day weekend travelers have already set a new 2021 record at Los Angeles International Airport, with more than 78,000 people passing through Transportation Security Administration on Friday alone, according to airport officials.With travel plans long...
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LA County reports 7 deaths, 220 new cases on Saturday

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Saturday, May 29, confirmed seven new deaths and 220 new cases of COVID-19. To date, Public Health identified 1,243,712 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 24,338 deaths. Of the seven deaths reported Saturday, three people who passed away were over the age of 80, two people were between the ages of 65 and 79, one person was between the ages of 50 and 64, and one was between 30 and 49. There are 273 people...
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LA County: Dropping COVID-19 cases among health workers prove vaccine is working

  LOS ANGELES >> While COVID-19 cases continue declining generally across Los Angeles County, health officials today pointed to plummeting infections and deaths among health care workers as evidence of vaccine effectiveness. Health care workers were the first group of people to become eligible for COVID-19 vaccines beginning in December, just as a winter surge in cases was taking hold. According to the county Department of Public Health, nearly 2,000 new COVID-19 infections among health care wor...
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As holiday weekend looms, LA County’s coronavirus numbers continue to slide

Los Angeles County’s COVID-19 numbers continued to tumble on Tuesday, May 25, a positive sign as the planned lifting of virus-related restrictions across the state grows closer and another holiday weekend looms. According to weekly figures released by the state, the county’s average daily rate of new COVID-19 infections fell to 0.9 per 100,000 residents, down from 1.2 per 100,000 residents last week. The continued decline leaves the county firmly anchored in the least-restrictive yellow tier of ...
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Half of LA County residents 16 and older are now fully vaccinated

Los Angeles County has reached the milestone of fully vaccinating half of its population aged 16 and over against COVID-19, the public health director announced on Monday, May 24, but lagging rates among those aged 30 to 49 have made them the most likely to wind up hospitalized with COVID-19 infections. According to figures released Monday, nearly 4.2 million county residents have now received two doses of vaccine and are considered fully vaccinated. “We can now proudly say that more than 50% of...
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