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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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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 County updates school-reopening guidance; LAUSD tightens up own coronavirus rules

With schools preparing to reopen for fall semester over the next few weeks, officials for the county public health department and nation’s second-largest school district announced new COVID-19 guidance and policies this week aimed at keeping staff and students safe. The county public health department is recommending that K-12 students who are exempt from wearing a mask inside a school building because of a disability or condition undergo COVID-19 testing at least twice weekly and is mandating e...
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LA County reports 3,248 new coronavirus cases – highest since February – as hospitalizations mount

More than a year and a half after the pandemic began, Los Angeles County once again teetered precariously close to 1,000 coronavirus-related hospitalizations on Thursday, July 29 — showing just how far the region remains from a full-fledged recovery. The county also reported its highest number of daily new COVID-19 cases since February, posting 3,248 new cases and 17 new deaths. All told,  the virus has claimed 24,675 lives and infected 1,276,137 people. Even with troubling tolls of late, offici...
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Delta variant’s spike sparking scores of workplace coronavirus outbreaks around LA County

Fueled by rapid spread of the Delta variant, at least 140 recent coronavirus outbreaks have struck workplaces in Los Angeles County — a 150% increase since the middle of July — officials said Wednesday, July 28. Meanwhile, public health leaders posted another 15 virus-related deaths and 2,454 new cases. The outbreaks illustrate that the virus is still alive and spreading in the county as well as statewide. California leaders rekindled the state’s indoor-mask guidance Wednesday, echoing the count...
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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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LA County public health director apologizes for ‘failures’ in responding to sewage spill

Los Angeles County’s public health director apologized Tuesday, July 27, for what she said was an inadequate response to the sewage spill at the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant earlier this month. “I want to apologize to the board and the public for our failures at the Department of Public Health for not responding to this appropriately,” Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer told the LA County Board of Supervisors. “There aren’t any excuses. There were multiple failures. Most have already been...
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Supervisors poised to consider vaccine requirement for LA County workers

The Board of Supervisors appeared poised to consider requiring the Los Angeles County government’s more than 100,000 employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, its urgency fueled by other similar state and local requirements. The possibility for such a requirement emerged during a robust update on Tuesday, July 27, from Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer in front of the board. The pandemic’s Delta variant, Ferrer said, is seeing substantial spikes among people who...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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LA County reports 2,550 new coronavirus cases, biggest one-day total since February

Los Angeles County Public Health officials reported 2,550 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, July 21, the biggest single day of infections since February. The latest official daily tally was a 20-fold increase since June 21, when the county reported 124 cases, marking the influence of the Delta variant and the continuing challenge of vaccinating more of the county’s residents. Seven more fatalities were posted, bringing the total dead to 24,594 since the pandemic began. The total infected ro...
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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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Coronavirus numbers keep climbing as LA County officials grapple with mask enforcement strategy

Fans arrive for the Dodgers vs Giants game Monday, July 19,2021. Anyone 2 years of age and older attending games at Dodger Stadium is required to wear a mask or appropriate face covering while in covered stadium concourses and at concession stands, in accordance with the latest Los Angeles County Department of Public Health order. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Masked Dodger fans arrive for the Dodgers vs Giants game Monday, July 19,2021. Anyone 2 years of age and ol...
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Los Angeles County reports 1,635 new cases of COVID-19

Los Angeles County reported another 1,635 cases of COVID-19 and four additional deaths Sunday as the county continues to see a resurgence in the pandemic that has seen local case rates and hospitalizations skyrocket. It was the tenth consecutive day that at least 1,000 new cases were reported. Sunday’s figures — which brought the county’s totals to 1,267,860 cases and 24,583 fatalities since the pandemic began — likely reflect reporting delays over the weekend, according to the Los Angeles Count...
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LA County’s renewed indoor mask mandate now in effect; At stake: ‘full recovery’ from pandemic

Los Angeles County’s rekindled mask mandate went into effect late Saturday night amid rising concern about increased infection among unvaccinated people and that the region’s “full recovery” from the pandemic is on the line. The new requirement, which launched Saturday night at 11:59 a.m., calls for everyone — with few exceptions and regardless of whether you got the shot – must wear a mask indoors when in public spaces. That means: On public transit and at transportation hubs; Inside K-12 sc...
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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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Getting inoculated against another California lockdown

As debates continue to rage over vaccines and masking, beyond the 63,000 COVID-19 deaths suffered in the state, it is often easy to move past the other negative impacts that California’s widespread business and school closures had on kids, families and small businesses. While we are now free of the state’s 17-month long COVID-19-related lockdowns, restrictions remain a real possibility again in the fall and winter. To help avoid this disturbing prospect, Californians should encourage each other ...
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Pandemic-weary LA County crestfallen over news of masks’ return, mere weeks after restrictions eased

Guests at Westfield Topanga in Canoga Park enjoy the shopping and air conditioning on Thursday, July 15, 2021. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Guests at Westfield Topanga in Canoga Park enjoy the shopping and air conditioning on Thursday, July 15, 2021. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Guests at Westfield Topanga in Canoga Park enjoy the shopping and air conditioning on Thursday, July 15, 2021. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCN...
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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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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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