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LA County’s COVID-19 hospitalizations rise to 1,096 on Sunday

The number of coronavirus patients in Los Angeles County hospitals continued to spike on Sunday, Aug. 1, rising from 1,071 Saturday to 1,096, according to state figures. The number of those patients in intensive care rose from 231 to 236. The new figures came one day after county officials reported 3,318 new cases of COVID-19 and 11 additional deaths, bringing the county’s cumulative totals to 1,300,313 cases and 24,682 fatalities since the pandemic began, according to the Los Angeles County Dep...
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LA County’s new coronavirus caseload tops 3,000 again Sunday, even amid weekend reporting lags

Los Angeles County reported 3,045 new cases of COVID-19 and five additional deaths on Sunday, Aug. 1, with officials noting that those numbers may reflect delays in weekend reporting. The number of coronavirus patients in county hospitals continued to spike, too, rising from 1,071 Saturday to 1,096, according to state figures. The number of those patients in intensive care rose from 231 to 236. The new figures bring the county’s cumulative totals to 1,303,343 cases and 24,685 fatalities since th...
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Ceremony opens new Bell Health Center, boosting access to medical care in Southeast LA region

City of Bell Vice Mayor Ana Maria Quintana speaks during the grand opening of the Los Angeles County Health Services, Bell Health Center during the grand opening of the Bell Health Center in Bell on Saturday, July 31, 2021. (Photo by Libby Cline-Birmingham, Contributing Photographer) Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair Hilda L. Solis, second from right, gives thumbs up as she stands along side community members, mayors and council members from the surrounding communities that the ne...
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LA County posts 3,318 new COVID-19 infections, 11 deaths; vaccine access expanded on Sunday

With the relentless Delta variant widening its reach in the region, Los Angeles County reported 3,318 new cases of COVID-19 and 11 additional deaths on Saturday, July 31. The number of coronavirus patients in county hospitals continued to spike as well, rising from 1,008 on Friday to 1,071, according to state figures. The number of those patients in intensive care dropped by one to 231. Related links Fueled by unrelenting Delta variant, LA County’s homeless endure spike in COVID-19 cases C...
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LA County coronavirus hospitalizations climb to 1,071 Saturday

The number of coronavirus patients in the hospital continued to spike in Los Angeles County on Saturday, July 31, rising from 1,008 on Friday to 1,071, according to state figures. The number of those patients in intensive care dropped by one to 231. The new figures came one day after county officials reported 3,606 new cases of COVID-19, the largest single-day report since early February. Friday’s 3,606 new infections brought the county’s overall total from throughout the pandemic to 1,297,032. ...
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What’s next: LA ban on sitting, lying down and sleeping on sidewalks will launch Sept. 3

A law that will arm Los Angeles city officials with a tool for clearing encampments by allowing them to set up zones in which living on sidewalks and other public right-of-way areas would be prohibited, will officially go into effect Sept. 3, according to the City Clerk. The City Council, which approved the ordinance on Wednesday, July 28, before it was signed the next day by Mayor Eric Garcetti, is also expected to consider a “street engagement strategy” in which outreach teams would work to pr...
Tags: Health, News, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, City Council, Council, Eric Garcetti, Ucla, Venice Beach, LA County, Szabo


LA County tops 1,000 hospitalizations as Delta variant complicates coronavirus battle

Coronavirus-related hospitalizations climbed over 1,000 in Los Angeles County on Friday, July 30, hitting that level for the first time since May, as the Delta variant expanded its resurgent spread across the region — and the nation. The enduring outbreak has not yet resulted in the kind of overwhelming hospitalization numbers reported in January, when local medical centers were were filled with more than 8,000 people sickened by the virus. But it nonetheless has public health experts deeply wor...
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LA City Councilmen want report on mammoth El Segundo sewage spill

Two Los Angeles City Council members introduced a motion on Wednesday, July 28, to instruct the city’s sanitation department to submit a report on how public notification can be improved after the department and the LA County Department of Public Health did not immediately notify the public of a 17-million gallon sewage spill. The motion was introduced by Councilmen Mitch O’Farrell and Paul Koretz, and seeks answers about how LA Sanitation and Environment coordinated with the health department t...
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Man who mocked coronavirus vaccine in viral tweet died of COVID-19

A man who mocked COVID-19 vaccinations died last week at a Riverside County hospital after contracting the coronavirus. Stephen Harmon was 34. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department confirmed his July 21 death, but did not have information about his city of residence or other details because coroner’s officials did not respond to the incident. Harmon died at Corona Regional Medical Center. Hospital spokesperson Linda Pearson said she could not release information about Harmon because of priva...
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Anti-camping law gets final LA City Council approval; could spur more homeless-encampment clearings

Homeless advocates rally outside of Los Angeles City Hall in protest of a city council vote on item 4118 which would ban camping in many parts of the city Wednesday, July 28, 2021. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Homeless advocates rally outside of Los Angeles City Hall in protest of a city council vote on item 4118 which would ban camping in many parts of the city Wednesday, July 28, 2021. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Homeless advocates rally outs...
Tags: Health, Business, Hollywood, News, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, Venice, City Council, Smith, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, Ucla


LA officials start working out details on vaccine requirement for city workers

Los Angeles city officials on Wednesday, July 28, began hashing out details of a proposal to require all municipal employees to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or undergo weekly coronavirus testing, while a City Council member introduced a motion calling for a stricter rule that would mandate vaccinations. “The fourth wave is here, and the choice for Angelenos couldn’t be clearer — get vaccinated or get COVID-19,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said Tuesday night. “This urgent need means that if you’re ...
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Historic LA Olvera Street’s hearty stalwarts work to recover from pandemic-era economic struggles

Juliette Valenzuela sat atop Jorge, the well-used, life-sized burro replica, her head adorned with a sombrero and a brightly colored blanket around her shoulders. The 9-year-old from Stockton smiled as she had her photo taken as a reminder of her trip to the historic birthplace of Los Angeles, Olvera Street. “I like it here,” she said as she climbed down to continue her search for souvenirs in the many brightly colored kiosks that line the brick street with her mother and father. The historic st...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Mexico, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Delta, Stockton, Community, Local News, Andrea, Alameda, Dodgers, Jose Gonzalez, Lopez


As anti-camping zones return for LA City Council vote, some experts map impact of such limits

The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday, July 28, is expected to consider an anti-camping law that would ban unhoused Angelenos and others from sitting, lying down and sleeping in certain types of locations around the city. The first reading of the ban was approved 13-2 by the City Council. Because it was not unanimous, a second vote is required. If passed, the law would let the city create zones where setting up encampments, or merely sleeping and living in a public area, would be unlawful. S...
Tags: Health, News, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, Venice, City Council, Los Angeles City Council, Department of Public Health, LA County, Bonin, Los Angeles Daily News, LA City Council, Mark Ridley Thomas


LA city employees will be required to get COVID-19 shots (or get regular tests)

With the coronavirus surging again, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Council President Nury Martinez announced Tuesday, July 27, that all city employees will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccinations or weekly negative COVID-19 tests. The announcement came one day after City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas said he plans to introduce a motion Wednesday to require vaccinations for city employees. “The fourth wave is here, and the choice for Angelenos couldn’t be clearer — get vaccinated ...
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COVID-19 hospitalizations climb above 900 in LA County, according to state

COVID-19 hospitalization numbers continued an unsettling upward climb in Los Angeles County today, with the latest state figures showing nearly 900 people being treated for the virus — more than double the number from just two weeks ago. According to state numbers released Tuesday, there were 891 people hospitalized due to COVID in the county, up from 825 the previous day. That’s the highest number since March 13, and more than double the number from July 12, when the county reported 372 people ...
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Councilman Ridley-Thomas to push vaccine mandate for LA city employees

With the coronavirus surging again, Los Angeles City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas plans to introduce a motion on Wednesday to develop a policy requiring all city employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and to report their vaccination status to the appropriate city department. The move, if enacted by the council, would bring the city in line with other cities that have taken steps in the direction of a vaccine mandate, including Pasadena in the Los Angeles area. San Francisco and New ...
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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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Bonin’s program brings 160 unhoused people indoors from Venice boardwalk encampment

Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin said on Monday, July 26 that 160 people who were living along the Venice boardwalk have been brought inside and accepted the city’s offer of a pathway to permanent housing. Bonin’s Encampment to Home program began on June 28. The program promises all residents who accept shelter a pathway to permanent housing in an effort to clear the Venice boardwalk, where a large encampment developed during the pandemic. Outreach teams with St. Joseph’s Center have offer...
Tags: Health, News, Education, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, Venice, City Council, Moses, Los Angeles City Council, Los Angeles City, LA County


Coronavirus patients in LA County hospitals continue to increase

Los Angeles County reported 2,089 new cases of COVID-19 and four additional deaths on Sunday, July 25, though officials said the number of cases and deaths likely reflect reporting delays over the weekend. The number of coronavirus patients in county hospitals continued to rise Sunday, increasing to 745 from 716 a day earlier, according to state figures. There were 161 COVID-19 patients in intensive care, up from 154 on Saturday. Sunday’s figures bring the county’s totals to 1,281,760 cases and ...
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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...
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Homeless service providers race to find beds for Project Roomkey homeless leaving Sportsmen’s Lodge

Homeless service providers appeared to be scrambling to find temporary landing pads for dozens of unhoused tenants still staying at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City on Friday, July 23, just a day before a pandemic aid program is set to end at the hotel. The Sportsmen’s Lodge is one of several sites that have sheltered unhoused Angelenos in the past year as part of Project Roomkey, a program to temporarily place people who did not have housing in which to quarantine themselves during the dead...
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LA County COVID-19 cases climb past 3,000 for first time since February

More than 3,000 new COVID-19 infections were reported in Los Angeles County on Friday, July 23, the first time since Feb. 13 the number has topped that level. The 3,058 new cases reported Friday lifted the cumulative total from throughout the pandemic to 1,279,171. More than 10,000 new cases have been reported in the last four days, with the daily number topping 2,500 for three consecutive days. Health officials have repeatedly blamed the current surge in cases on the highly infectious “Delta” v...
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For LBGTQ residents facing challenges as they emerge from pandemic isolation: Help is available

Just as pandemic-era restrictions began to ease, climbing coronavirus caseload and hospitalization statistics have public health officials back on alarm in Los Angeles County. Sadly, the scars from isolation remain visible among many residents eager to emerge from more than a year of shutdown. Since social-distancing guidelines went into effect, experts say, the sense of community was relegated to online meetings and phone calls. Some of those measures proved effective, while for others the appr...
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Godinez honored as LA’s Firefighter of the Year, rekindling ceremony postponed by pandemic

The LA City Firefighters Association recognizes retired Capt. Rick Godinez as Firefighter of the Year at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Downtown Los Angeles , Calif. on July 22, 2021. (Photo by Shae Hammond, Contributing Photographer) The LA City Firefighters Association recognizes retired Capt. Rick Godinez as Firefighter of the Year at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Downtown Los Angeles , Calif. on July 22, 2021. (Photo by Shae Hammond, Contributing Photographer) The LA City Firefighters Associ...
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1 in 5 COVID-19 infections in LA in June were in fully vaccinated people, but most had mild or no symptoms, officials say

A nurse practitioner receives a coronavirus vaccination in Los Angeles on February 10. One in five people who tested positive for COVID-19 in LA County in June were fully vaccinated, officials said. Vaccinated people who caught the virus mostly had mild symptoms or none at all, officials said. The county recorded 2,767 new cases on Thursday, up by 80% in a week, mostly caused by Delta. See more stories on Insider's business page. One in five people who caught COVID-19 in Los Angeles ...
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1 in 5 new COVID-19 infections in LA are in fully-vaccinated people. Most of them have mild symptoms, or none at all.

Nurse practitioner Nicole Monk, 44, receives a coronavirus vaccination at the LA Mission homeless shelter on Skid Row, in Los Angeles, California, February 10, 2021. One in five people that tested positive for COVID-19 in LA County in June were fully-vaccinated. Vaccinated people who caught the virus mostly had mild symptoms, or none at all, officials said. The county recorded 2,767 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday - up 80% in a week, mostly caused by Delta. See more stories on Insider'...
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West Nile virus positive mosquitoes confirmed in LA County

The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District on Thursday, July 22, announced the first West Nile virus positive mosquito samples to be confirmed this year in its service area. The positive mosquito samples were collected from mosquito traps in Bellflower (90706), Studio City (91602), and Tarzana (91356), confirming the presence of the virus in mosquito populations within the community. Results for additional samples are pending. GLACVCD officials noted that while this confirmation serv...
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COVID variant continues relentless spread in LA County, even among vaccinated residents

A relentless surge of COVID-19 cases continued in Los Angeles County on Thursday, July 22, as another 2,700 cases were reported, with the percentage of infections occurring among fully vaccinated residents steadily rising. In fact, during the month of June, 20% of all newly reported COVID infections in the county occurred among people who had been fully vaccinated. That was up from 11% in May and 5% in April. But Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said the increase is normal given the continu...
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Housing, shelter options for homeless in LA County have increased, LAHSA report says

The number of housing and shelter options available in Los Angeles County have increased in the past year, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) officials said in a briefing Wednesday, July 21. The briefing’s mission: To release the results of an annual housing inventory count, as well as a survey of how many people were in shelters, at any given time. The latest counts were conducted on January 27. The counts “showed some improvements and strong performance, despite the challenges tha...
Tags: Health, News, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Homeless, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Los Angeles County, LA County, Marston, LA Police, Lahsa, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority LAHSA


LA County business owners become reluctant enforcers as coronavirus rules tighten up

Atika Enciso discusses how business owners deal with shoppers who refuse to wear masks, what directions they give to their employees and whether their employees express concerns about enforcing public health guidelines and dealing with difficult customers. Enciso runs her business, Studio Blo inside Pout Beauty Bar in North Hollywood.(Photo by Andy Holzman, Contributing Photographer) Atika Enciso strives for excellent customer service, but when a client walks into Studio Blo, her North Hollyw...
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