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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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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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COVID-19 cases in the US near 50,000 a day - the highest since May as CDC reportedly considers stricter mask rules

The US has reported an average of nearly 50,000 COVID-19 cases each day this week. Paul Chinn/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images Over the past week, the US reported an average of nearly 50,000 new COVID-19 infections each day, according to CDC data. The highest number of new cases was reported Friday - with more than 81,000 new cases reported. That puts the US in a situation not seen since the spring as US officials reportedly reconsider mask guidance. See more stories on Insider...
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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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Drug testing job candidates is decreasing in Southern California

Getting a job these days doesn’t always involve a plastic bottle and a trip to the bathroom. With recreational marijuana use legal in California, and at least 17 other states and Washington D.C., some employers are making changes and will no longer require some job candidates to be screened for drugs and alcohol. “Instead, these employers focus on combating drug use in the workplace through enforcing their existing drug-free workplace policies and utilizing reasonable suspicion drug testing,” sa...
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Drug testing for job candidates is decreasing in Southern California

Getting a job these days doesn’t always involve a plastic bottle and a trip to the bathroom. With recreational marijuana use legal in California, and at least 17 other states and Washington D.C., some employers are making changes and will no longer require some job candidates to be screened for drugs and alcohol. “Instead, these employers focus on combating drug use in the workplace through enforcing their existing drug-free workplace policies and utilizing reasonable suspicion drug testing,” sa...
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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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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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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...
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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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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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As LA County rekindles mask mandate, 1,827 new cases of COVID-19, 11 deaths posted Saturday

Los Angeles County residents will awaken Sunday morning to revived face-covering rules, slated to go into effect late Saturday night amid newly surging coronavirus statistics. The county reported 1,827 new cases of COVID-19 and 11 additional deaths on Saturday, as health officials attributed the recent spike to the more infectious Delta variant and the intermingling of unmasked individuals in areas where vaccination status is unknown. Many businesses put the rules back in place early and masks w...
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As elective surgeries return, Red Cross urges LA County to donate blood amid severe shortage

As hospitals return to elective surgeries, the American Red Cross experiences a severe blood shortage. The nonprofit’s Los Angeles chapter is rushing to collect more than 1,000 additional blood donations each day to meet the demand as hospitals see an influx of patients with traumas, organ transplants while handling elective surgeries and emergency room visits. The American Red Cross urges donors of all blood types, particularly type O and those giving platelets, to make an appointment as soon a...
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Southern California coronavirus cases, hospitalizations climb in month since reopening

It’s been a month since the masks came off. People are gathering in large numbers again to watch movies in the park, sing along at concerts and listen to the crack of a baseball bat at Dodgers and Angels games. In short, life is getting back to normal as pandemic-weary Southern Californians return to routines they abruptly cast aside as the coronavirus fastened its grip on the region in March 2020. But while many residents are through with the multitude of restrictions that transformed their liv...
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Gov. Newsom pushes vaccinations as LA County’s coronavirus hospitalizations climb above 400

BELL GARDENS — The number of people hospitalized due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County topped 400 on Wednesday, July 14, continuing a slow but steady month-long increase that has prompted concern among health care officials and led to another call from Gov. Gavin Newsom for people to get vaccinated. “I cannot impress upon you more the power of getting vaccinated,” Newsom said during an appearance in Bell Gardens. “If we want to extinguish this pandemic, this disease, we’ve got to get vaccinated....
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Gov. Newsom, LA County officials gather to trumpet $262 billion state budget

California Governor Gavin Newsom holds a copy of the California State budget after ceremonially signing it during a rally in Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 13, 2021. Newsom signed the budget that includes the $100 billion California Comeback Plan on July 12th. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) California Governor Gavin Newsom during a rally in Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 13, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) California Governor Gavin Newsom durin...
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LA County approves more than $500 million in spending for homeless

By ELIZABETH MARCELLINO, City News Service The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, July 13, approved $527.1 million in funding for strategies to battle homelessness in fiscal year 2021-22, while expressing frustration over the rising numbers of people living on the street. Despite the massive inflow of cash from Measure H and dozens of carefully crafted initiatives that make up the county’s Homeless Initiative, visible encampments continue to grow and the situation on the street ...
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LA County soars over 1,000 coronavirus infections for fifth straight day

LOS ANGELES — With local COVID-19 infection numbers surging upward, topping 1,000 new cases for the fifth straight day, Los Angeles County supervisors on Tuesday, July 13, lamented continued resistance to vaccines while health officials announced an outreach effort to bring shots to people’s doors. The county reported 1,103 new COVID cases on Tuesday, lifting the cumulative total from throughout the pandemic to 1,259,772. The county also reported 12 new fatalities due to the virus, increasing th...
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LA County’s coronavirus cases top 1,000 for 4th straight day

For the fourth day in a row, the number of new COVID-19 infections reported in Los Angeles County topped 1,000 on Monday, July 12, as health officials also noted an uptick in outbreaks and urged adherence to infection-control measures at workplaces. Traditionally, daily COVID numbers have been dramatically lower on Sundays and Mondays due to lags in reporting test results from the weekend, meaning the infection numbers are likely larger than the numbers being released by the county. The county s...
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LA County’s coronavirus surge endures: 1,113 new cases, 4 deaths reported Sunday

Los Angeles County reported 1,113 new cases of COVID-19 and four additional deaths on Sunday, July 11 — the third consecutive day that more than 1,000 new cases were reported. Officials said the number of cases and deaths are likely to reflect reporting delays over the weekend. The number of people hospitalized in Los Angeles County due to the virus dropped from 373 to 372, according to state figures. There were 82 people in intensive care as of Sunday, up from 79 the previous day. Sunday’s figu...
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LA County reports rising coronavirus transmission among unvaccinated young

Los Angeles County’s alarming spike in coronavirus cases continued on Saturday, July 10, as officials reported another 1,094 new cases of COVID-19 and eight additional deaths. The number of people hospitalized in Los Angeles County due to the virus is also rising steadily, swelling from 336 on Friday to 373, according to state figures. There were 79 people in intensive care as of Saturday, down from 83 the previous day. Local health authorities also said Saturday that transmission of COVID-19 is...
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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...
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More hot weather coming to Southern California this weekend

West Coast Arborists’ tree trimmer Hugo Reyes works in scorching temperatures at Valencia Glen Park in Santa Clarita, Thursday, July 8, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) West Coast Arborists’ tree trimmer Hugo Reyes works in scorching temperatures at Valencia Glen Park in Santa Clarita, Thursday, July 8, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) West Coast Arborists’ tree trimmer Hugo Reyes cools off with a drink of water while working at Valenc...
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LA County coronavirus infections top 500 again; nearly 300 hospitalized

The number of new COVID-19 infections in Los Angeles County again pushed over the 500 mark on Wednesday, July 7, while the number of people hospitalized reached nearly 300, prompting health officials to promote a community-outreach program aimed at spreading the word about infection-control efforts. The county has been seeing a rise in daily COVID-19 infections over the past two weeks, reporting more than 600 new cases on Saturday — nearly triple the numbers being reported in mid-June. On Wednes...
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LA County reports 436 coronavirus cases, 2 deaths as holiday weekend inches toward its close

Los Angeles County reported 436 new cases of COVID-19 and two additional deaths on Monday, July 5, though health officials said the number of cases and deaths likely reflect reporting delays over the holiday weekend. Hospitalizations in the county due to COVID-19 dropped from 284 to 273, with the number of COVID patients in ICU units declining from 77 to 65, according to state figures. Monday’s figures brought the county’s totals to 1,252,739 cases and 24,504 fatalities since the pandemic began,...
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Old Glory waves anew as July 4 events bring folks together; officials still urge pandemic-era caution

Bill Aguayo and his Maltese friends, Buddy, Misty and Mindy, ride to promote pet safety during Justin Rudd’s annual Great American Bike Parade at Belmont Shore in Long Beach on Sunday, July 4, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) Thomas Wilkins and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra perform patriotic favorites during the Fireworks Spectacular at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood on Saturday, July 3, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) Justin Rudd’s annua...
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