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LA County’s coronavirus hospitalizations dip to lowest level of pandemic

With case numbers falling and vaccinations rising, Los Angeles County’s average number of people hospitalized due to COVID-19 has fallen to its lowest point since the onset of the pandemic, health officials said today. According to the Department of Public Health, the county’s five-day average daily number of people hospitalized due to COVID was 389 as of Friday. County health and elected officials have been touting vaccinations as the key to keeping hospital beds empty, noting that inoculated r...
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LA County’s mammoth vaccine centers will remain open despite drop in demand

Despite a recent sharp decline in demand for COVID-19 vaccines, Los Angeles County plans to continue operating its large-scale vaccination sites while also stepping up outreach efforts in communities where the inoculations have lagged, the county’s public health director said today. Health officials in Orange County announced Thursday that they will be closing mass-vaccination facilities due to dropping demand. Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said that while L.A. sites w...
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Fewer people want coronavirus vaccines than are available now in LA County

For the first time this week Los Angeles County had more vaccines than people who wanted to get them, according to the Department of Public Health, marking a critical juncture for the county’s vaccine efforts as it reaches toward a goal of 80% of the eligible population vaccinated. “That means 25% less people were vaccinated than the week before,” said Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer on Tuesday, May 4. For those who want to get vaccinated, appointments should be more available and there ar...
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LA County reports no new coronavirus deaths again, although reporting lags contribute

Although the numbers are likely due to weekend reporting lags, Los Angeles County announced zero COVID-19 deaths for the second day in a row on Monday, May 3, as the public health director expressed confidence the county will move up to the least-restrictive tier of the economic-reopening blueprint this week. COVID-19 case and death numbers are traditionally low on Sundays and Mondays as a result of delays in reporting from the weekend, but the back-to-back days of zero deaths still offered a gl...
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LA County reports no new coronavirus deaths Sunday, 313 new cases

Los Angeles County reported no additional coronavirus-related deaths on Sunday, May 2, welcome news for officials who’ve seen increasing evidence in recent weeks that the pandemic is on the wane. The county also reported 313 new cases of COVID-19. Officials cautioned that those low numbers, though in step with recent downward trends, likely reflect reporting delays over the weekend during scaled-back record-keeping. According to state figures, the number of coronavirus patients in county hospita...
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LA County posts 500 new coronavirus cases, but lowest positivity rate

The Annenberg Foundation partners with L.A. Works and Mickey Fine Pharmacy in Beverly Hills to run on a COVID-19 vaccination clinic to thank Los Angeles volunteers for their service on Saturday, May 1, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) The Annenberg Foundation partners with L.A. Works and Mickey Fine Pharmacy in Beverly Hills to run on a COVID-19 vaccination clinic to thank Los Angeles volunteers for their service on Saturday, May 1, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contri...
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LA County’s indoor arcades, playgrounds can open as more coronavirus restrictions are lifted

Los Angeles County again eased its COVID-19 health restrictions on Friday, April 30, allowing indoor playgrounds and arcades to reopen at limited capacity, while lifting restrictions on operating hours for bars, breweries and wineries. Indoor arcades and playgrounds — such as laser tag businesses, ball pits or “bounce” centers — will be restricted to 25% capacity, along with other mandated safety modifications. Bars, which are currently allowed to operate outdoors only, had been restricted to op...
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More dangerous COVID-19 variants spread as vaccines remains scarce abroad

You can go to the movies in a real theater. You can get vaccinated — and buy a gallon of milk — at the supermarket. Elsa has welcomed guests back to Disneyland, California has the lowest COVID-19 case rate in the continental United States and locals might be forgiven if a springtime Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah animates their steps. Why not? In the United States, more than 43% of adults have received at least one vaccine dose, Europe is opening its arms to fully vaccinated visitors and the pandemic seems t...
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Dodger Stadium coronavirus vaccine site to close by end of May

Much smaller numbers of people getting vaccinated at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Dodger Stadium reopened on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 for distribution of the second dose of the Modern vaccine. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) FILE – In this Nov. 17, 2020, file photo, drivers wait in long lines at a COVID-19 testing site in a parking lot at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. The number of ...
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Fewer LA County residents are getting vaccinated – and Ferrer calls this ‘worrisome’

In a trend described as “very worrisome,” the number of people getting their first COVID-19 vaccination at Los Angeles County sites dropped significantly over the past week, marking the first such drop and leading to more calls today for people get the shots and propel the county toward a return to normalcy. County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer didn’t have exact number of how many appointments went unfilled over the past week, but said county-operated vaccination sites saw sharp drops in...
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If coronavirus stats hold firm for a week, LA County can move to less-restrictive yellow tier

Los Angeles County’s daily rate of new COVID-19 cases fell low enough — barely — on Tuesday, April 27, to qualify for a move to the least restrictive yellow tier of the state’s economic-reopening blueprint, but the county must meet the threshold for another week before it can actually advance. For now, the county remains in the orange tier of the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, which governs restrictions on businesses and other activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to statist...
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Tens of thousands in LA County are overdue for second COVID-19 shot

While Los Angeles County continues to show progress in its COVID-19 vaccination efforts, figures released on Monday, April 26 showed that nearly 278,000 people in the county may be overdue for their second dose, possibly due to concerns about side effects or a belief that one shot is enough. As of last week, more than 4.4 million people in the county have received at least one vaccine dose, and nearly 2.6 million had received a second dose, according to Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer. But...
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LA officials push vaccines as daily stats continue to reveal improving scenario

Spread of the coronavirus continues to decrease in Los Angeles County, and health officials keep urging folks to get vaccinated to maintain that progress. L.A. County public health officials reported 439 new cases and 36 new deaths from COVID-19 Thursday, April 22, bringing the region’s total number of deaths to 23,736 and total cases to 1,230,362. There are 451 people currently hospitalized with the virus, 109 of whom are in intensive care, according to a state dashboard that reports a day ahea...
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Coronavirus: Infection-control measures are continuing to pay off in LA County

Los Angeles County’s average daily rate of new COVID-19 cases fell again on Tuesday, April 20, but still remained too high to allow a move to the least-restrictive yellow tier of the state’s economic reopening blueprint. To advance to the yellow tier of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, the county would need a seven-day average new case rate of less than 2 per 100,000 residents. The weekly update released by the state Tuesday showed the county with a rate of 2.7 per 100,000 residents. That was ...
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With coronavirus rates falling, LA County firmly in orange tier, with yellow on the horizon

Los Angeles County remained firmly in the orange tier, on Tuesday, April 20, the state’s designation for “minimal” vulnerability to the coronavirus. The state’s latest metrics were encouraging news for the county, riding the momentum of growing immunity. The county’s adjusted case rate fell to 2.7 daily cases per 100,000, according to the state’s metrics. The region’s positivity rate fell to 1.2%. Related links LA County officials growing more confident COVID could be beaten L.A. County Su...
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‘Vax Day’ launches in LA County, with 3.5 million more local residents seeking their shots

Four months after coronavirus vaccinations began in California, eligibility expanded Thursday, April 15, to everyone in the state age 16 and over, signaling that future supplies can be counted on over coming weeks get shots into the arms of everyone in the state who wants one. Anyone living or working in L.A. County 16 and older can schedule vaccination appointments on the MyTurn website. Residents 16 and 17 can only receive the Pfizer vaccine, according to county officials, and should sign up a...
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LA County coronavirus numbers dip below those of pandemic’s early days

As Los Angeles County is forced to scale back on one-shot inoculations amid Johnson & Johnson’s woes, the region continues on a downward slope of coronavirus cases, deaths and hospitalizations. Public health officials reported 57 deaths and 411 cases in the county on Wednesday, April 14, bringing the total lives lost to 23,553, and total cases to 1,226,964. There are 518 people currently hospitalized, with 123 of them in intensive care, according to state data that reports a day ahead of L.A. Co...
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South African, Brazilian coronavirus variants discovered in LA County as caseload declines plateau

The rate of decline of coronavirus cases in Los Angeles over the last month or so has slowed, Los Angeles County public health officials said Wednesday, April 7. Experts remained cautiously optimistic that the region was on track for newly minted goals of lifting heavy restrictions on the economy by June 15. Underlying the caution was the discovery in the county of the coronavirus mutant strains — known as the South African and Brazilian variants. Public Health Chief Barbara Ferrer said one case...
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LA County’s first day in orange tier triggers buzz about moving on to yellow

Los Angeles County public health officials on Monday, April 5, ended the mandate for fully vaccinated travelers to quarantine upon their arrival here, following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its COVID-19 travel guidelines last week. Speculation was already building Monday about a possible quick jump into the least-restrictive yellow tier, but Ferrer said that’s unlikely to happen for at least three weeks. Reaching the even less restrictive yellow tier of the state’s bluepr...
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Vaccine eligibility widens in LA County despite limited doses

As another million people in Los Angeles County on Thursday, April 1, were able to get in line for often scarce coronavirus vaccine appointments, public health officials urged residents to be patient and avoid gathering and follow pandemic safety rules as they wait to be inoculated. Residents age 50 and older are now eligible for the shots, but at least 631,000 residents in that age group have already received at least one vaccine dose, officials have said, by qualifying in another eligible cate...
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LA County vows to reach 80% coronavirus vaccination rate in 12 weeks

Within 12 weeks, Los Angeles County public health officials expect to vaccinate 80% of residents over 15 years old, a benchmark that could be a giant stride toward the end of the pandemic here. But increases in virus variants of concern that are continuing to be detected at county laboratories still have officials concerned, which is why on Wednesday, March 31, they urged residents to hang on for just two to three months more when the level of inoculation countywide was at a sufficient enough le...
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LA County poised for move to Orange coronavirus tier; would open bars, widen business capacities

According to state officials, Los Angles County coronavirus case rates had fallen enough on Tuesday, March 30, to qualify for the next stage of reopening — the so-called Orange tier California’s reopening blueprint. State officials said the shift could come as soon as Wednesday, but it was unclear at mid-day Tuesday how quickly county officials would make the move. Word could come as soon as this afternoon. The latest statistical declines have provided encouraging news for the county’s residents...
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Coronavirus alarm rising nationally, as LA County continues to report encouraging statistics

Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Monday, March 29, echoed warnings from the federal government, urging adherence to physical distancing and masking against the threat of a new surge of coronavirus. “Every time the virus is passed from one person to another, community transmission increases along with the possibility of proliferation of variants,” said Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer in a statement updating the latest human toll of the virus in the county. Even as federal offic...
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Southern California’s public health leadership turned over during coronavirus pandemic

California counties have gone through a lot of generals in their war against the coronavirus. Since the pandemic started in earnest in March 2020, 18 local public health officials across California have left their posts, along with two senior leaders of the California Department of Public Health and the head of the state’s Health Care Services department, according to the Health Officers Association of California. In Riverside County, Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser was relieved of his ...
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L.A. County detects more variants, but coronavirus growth continues to decline

Los Angeles County continued its still-decreasing rates of coronavirus growth on Wednesday, March 24, reporting 666 new cases and 92 associated deaths. Among the fatalities was a child aged 12 to 17 with underlying health conditions, however — one of three children to die in L.A. County from COVID-19 since the pandemic began. As of Wednesday, 22,960 L.A. County lives have been lost to the coronavirus. More than 1.2 million people have tested positive. “We do need to continue taking care of each ...
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Transmission rate spike spurs fear of new coronavirus surge in LA County

With the encouraging wane of coronavirus statistics in Los Angeles County comes a red flag on this week, an increase in the rate of transmission. The transmission rate — a measure of just how “spreadable” the virus is at a given point in time — was at .93 as of Monday, March 23, an increase over last week’s .87 rate and .77 just weeks ago, according to the the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. If the rate — otherwise known as “R,” or “R-naught” — gets above 1,  spread of the viru...
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LA County agrees to partner with Blue Shield on vaccination network

After weeks of concern over potentially losing the huge network of vaccination sites it had built, Los Angeles County has formally agreed to collaborate with healthcare giant Blue Shield, which will provide performance metrics to assess the success of the rollout. The agreement allows the county to continue to coordinate vaccinations via its nearly 400 vaccine providers throughout the region, including in such hard-hit area as South and East L.A. and pockets of the San Fernando Valley. ...
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LA County coronavirus case rates are dropping among homeless as well

Among those seeing fewer coronavirus infections in Los Angeles County are people experiencing homelessness, according to the L.A. County Department of Public Health on Thursday, March 18. They accounted for 58 new cases this week compared to 620 new cases in late December during the height of the surge. And even the 58 cases represented a bit of an overcount with officials saying all but 10 were cases from previous weeks. Since the pandemic began, public health officials have identified 7,061 CO...
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LA County reports sharp fall in coronavirus among healthcare workers

In another cautiously encouraging sign of the effectiveness of vaccinations and reduced spread of COVID-19, cases among Los Angeles County healthcare workers are at their lowest level of the pandemic, the county’s public health chief reported Wednesday, March 17. “Since late December, when healthcare workers began to be vaccinated, we have seen their cases plummet,” said Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer during a briefing Wednesday. “These are the small numbers of weekly cases that we’ve see...
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LA County businesses get ‘breathing room’ as Public Health told to ease up on coronavirus citations

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, March 16, approved changes in how Public Health inspectors cite businesses that violate COVID-19-era rules, hoping to ease up on health order enforcement protocol as businesses are beginning to re-open indoors. In a unanimous vote, the board required inspectors from the county’s Environmental Health Enforcement teams to refrain from citing businesses over the county’s COVID-19 health order with monetary fines on their first visit, and only ...
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