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LA County inches toward 24,000 coronavirus deaths; 20 more reported Saturday

Los Angeles County reported 415 new cases of COVID-19 and 20 additional deaths on Saturday, May 8, while the number of coronavirus patients in county hospitals ticked up a bit. Saturday’s figures brought the county’s totals to 1,235,422 cases and 23,995 deaths since the pandemic began, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. According to state figures, there were 400 people hospitalized with the virus as of Saturday in Los Angeles County, up from 379 on Friday. The numbe...
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LA to send emergency cell-phone alert urging COVID vaccinations

LOS ANGELES — A citywide emergency alert will be sent to cell phones in Los Angeles Monday to remind people to get a free COVID-19 vaccine. “We’re using every tool at our disposal to encourage Angelenos to get vaccinated,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said on Twitter Monday morning. The Wireless Emergency Alert will be sent to mobile devices Monday afternoon and include information on vaccine options offered by the city that are open to all L.A. County residents. Los Angeles’ city-run sites are offering ...
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LA will send emergency alert to cell phones to urge COVID vaccinations

LOS ANGELES — A citywide emergency alert will be sent to cell phones in Los Angeles Monday to remind people to get a free COVID-19 vaccine. “We’re using every tool at our disposal to encourage Angelenos to get vaccinated,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said on Twitter Monday morning. The Wireless Emergency Alert will be sent to mobile devices Monday afternoon and include information on vaccine options offered by the city that are open to all L.A. County residents. Los Angeles’ city-run sites are offering ...
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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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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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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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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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Coronavirus: An enemy that ‘hit the sweet spot of controversy’

In March 2020, as the nascent pandemic was gaining a foothold in the United States, a friend kept nudging Michelle Bernier to make masks. A reluctant Bernier — owner of an apron-making business — finally gave in, making a few and showing her friend how to do it. She posted the results on social media, and within days demand skyrocketed. For Bernier, and many who mobilized in those early days of unprecedented shut downs, it was a 9/11 moment. Unity. Together. A common enemy. It was a chance for A...
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CDC guidelines for fully vaccinated could set stage for easing of some local rules

After almost a year of quarantining, the children of Marina Bunce got to hug their grandparents for the first time in what seemed like forever. It was a long embrace — about two minutes. After all, they had a lot of postponed hugging to make up for. “It was very special,” the Redondo Beach native said about the moment, which she caught on camera. “I captured this look on my daughter’s face of just pure relief. It was really magical.” For so many grandparents and their families, being separated p...
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LA County, city, school-district sites gear up for Monday’s massive new wave of vaccine-seekers

With an estimated 1.2 million more people eligible for coronavirus vaccines on Monday, March 1, Los Angeles County will operate with its largest-ever infrastructure for delivering the sought-after inoculations this week. But health officials said residents will have to be patient while vaccine supplies remain thin and sporadic, and while staff are being trained to tighten up procedures to ensure only eligible people receive shots. County health officials expressed hope that conditions will impro...
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LA County reports 1,730 new COVID-19 cases, 94 deaths

Los Angeles County reported 1,730 new cases of COVID-19 and 94 additional deaths on Saturday, Feb. 27, while the number of coronavirus patients in county hospitals continued to trend downward. According to state figures — which are typically a day ahead of county numbers — there were 1,661 COVID-19 patients in L.A. County hospitals, down from 1,733 on Friday. That’s well below the peak of more than 8,000 patients in early January and the lowest level recorded since Nov. 22. Officials cautioned t...
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LA County unveils plan to vaccinate teachers, other essential workers, starting March 1

Teachers in Los Angeles County can begin receiving the coronavirus vaccine on Monday, March 1 — but just how many doses will be available for educators will depend on supply, which is still just an estimate. Among the slightly more than 200,000 vaccine doses that officials expect, 25% to 29% will go toward teachers and administrators, with 9% of those doses going to private school teachers and staff. First priority for doses goes to those with second-dose appointments. The remainder will be divi...
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Details emerge on California’s coronavirus vaccine contract with Blue Shield

California leaders on Monday, Feb. 15, released the first round of details of the long-promised contract with healthcare giant Blue Shield of California to administer the state’s mammoth coronavirus vaccine rollout. Much, however, was not yet spelled out, including the precise role Los Angeles County officials will play in the system. Under the contract — which runs from Feb. 1 through Dec. 31 — Blue Shield is now tasked with building a statewide vaccine network “to ensure the rapid delivery of ...
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Newsom: State is falling short on goals for equitably distributing coronavirus vaccine

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday, Feb. 10, said the state was lagging behind on assuring that vaccines were focusing sufficiently on communities hardest hit by the coronavirus, but he said his commitment to equitable distribution was “not rhetorical.” “We are falling short of our goals of making sure we are truly being equitable in the distribution of this vaccine,” said Newsom at a briefing held in the Central Valley, where efforts are underway to begin preparing for the phase of distribution whe...
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As L.A. County seniors await COVID-19 shots, primary doctors, pharmacists eager for more of a role

Dr. Michael Hirt’s phone lines are lighting up these days at his Tarzana practice. Dozens of calls each day are fueled by a singular topic: Coronavirus vaccination. “It’s every day. All the time,” he said. “When do I get it? Should I get it?” The calls keep coming, after the county two weeks ago reduced the age eligibility threshold to get a vaccination from 75 an older to people 65 and older. Hirt can only help so far. In normal times, vaccination efforts are led inside pharmacies and doctors’ ...
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LA County’s K-6 schools could reopen in weeks, if coronavirus stats comply

Los Angeles County elementary schools could reopen in as soon as 3-4 weeks, the county’s public health chief said on Wednesday, Jan. 27. But it will take a massive, disciplined effort to reduce coronavirus case rates, she warned, as businesses and households emerge from the recent lockdown. Public health officials were meeting with local business owners and labor groups in preparation of a new public health order that would likely be issued Thursday, officially allowing restaurants to reopen for...
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Seniors snap up vaccine appointments in LA County as website, hotline are jammed

Scores of Los Angeles County residents 65 and older scrambled to secure much-coveted appointments on Wednesday, Jan. 20, for coronavirus vaccinations after county officials declared them eligible on Tuesday. The county’s vaccinatelacounty.com website posted a notice Wednesday alerting people that remaining appointments at county vaccination sites were “extremely limited.” And the county’s vaccine hotline, 833-540-0473, warned of long wait times and technical issues. “While we are continuing to w...
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COVID vaccine sign-ups begin today for LA County residents age 65+ as officials issue new plan

The rollout of coronavirus vaccines for people 65 and older will begin Wednesday, Jan. 20, and seniors will be able to begin making reservations to get their first shots starting as soon as this afternoon, officials said Tuesday, Jan. 19. Reservations can be made by visiting VaccinateLACounty.com or by calling the new COVID information hotline at (833) 540-0473, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. The new clarity on the rollout emerges following pressure from the public and from the county...
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With hundreds of healthcare workers in line, Dodger Stadium becomes massive vaccination site

Dodger Stadium transformed into a massive vaccination center on Friday, Jan. 15, amid concerns that shortfalls in anticipated supplies are slowing the rollout of the vaccine. Lines of cars showed up early Friday morning along the Academy Road entrance, where members of CORE and L.A. City Fire Department  personnel directed eager healthcare workers — from pharmacists to nurses — into the stadium, where they would wait in another long line to be inoculated. Among them was Kanwar Ali, a pharmacist,...
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L.A. County residents warned COVID-19 is 'everywhere'

"You run the risk of an exposure whenever you leave your home,” L.A. County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer says of growing...
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Just 1% of Californians immunized amid slow COVID-19 vaccine rollout

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE | The Associated Press SACRAMENTO  — Distribution hiccups and logistical challenges have slowed the initial coronavirus vaccine rollout in California, setting a pace that’s “not good enough,” Gov. Gavin Newsom said. The state is trying to execute the massive immunization campaign “with a sense of urgency that is required of this moment and the urgency that people demand,” but so far only about 1% of California’s 40 million residents have been vaccinated, the Democratic govern...
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Only 1% Of Californians Immunized Amid Slow Vaccine Rollout

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — Distribution hiccups and logistical challenges have slowed the initial coronavirus vaccine rollout in California, setting a pace that’s “not good enough,” Gov. Gavin Newsom said. The state is trying to execute the massive immunization campaign “with a sense of urgency that is required of this moment and the urgency that people demand,” but so far only about 1% of California’s 40 million residents have been vaccinated, the Democratic governor said. According to the...
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As coronavirus claims another 91 LA County lives, a ‘wicked’ surge hits Skid Row

The New Year’s weekend coronavirus toll in Los Angeles County wound down ominously on Sunday, Jan. 3, as the scope of the latest and most deadly surge claimed another 91 lives. And with 12,488 new cases, not only were hospitals buckling, but the region’s unhoused began the year amid the worst conditions yet, particularly in L.A.’s Skid Row. The latest death toll brings the county’s total lives lost to 10,773, and total cases to 818,639, according to the county’s Sunday update. All this while hos...
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With hospitals on cusp of ‘crisis care,’ LA County reports 227 coronavirus deaths in one day

Los Angeles County reported 227 deaths related to coronavirus on Tuesday, Dec. 29, an alarming total partially fueled by a backlog of unreported fatalities from the Christmas weekend. The county is rapidly moving toward among the most tragic milestones of the pandemic: 10,000 coronavirus-linked deaths in a matter of 10 months. The county also reported 12,979 new cases, for a total of 746,089, with an overall death toll of 9,782. The grim statistics arrived as the state and county extended the re...
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As LA County allows indoor worship, some are already there, but others aren’t rushing it

Like many weekends during the pandemic, worshipers arrived at Grace Community Church on Sunday, Dec. 20. As they flowed into morning services, congregants were declaring a victory after months of their pastor’s legal battle over the ability to worship indoors. A day earlier, Los Angeles County’s public health officials modified their health order, allowing houses of worship to once again host services inside their buildings. Here, the ruling was seen as vindication after months of defying the pr...
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First wave of coronavirus vaccines arriving all over Southern California

With the rate of new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations at their highest levels of the pandemic, hope is arriving today in Southern California in the form of the first doses of Pfizer’s long-awaited COVID-19 vaccine. The shipments of vaccines streaming off aircraft at Los Angeles International Airport marked the first step in a massive undertaking expected to inoculate millions pf people across multiple Southland counties within six months. Vaccines were arriving at area health care faciliti...
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First wave of coronavirus vaccines arriving across Southern California

With the rate of new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations at their highest levels of the pandemic, hope is arriving today in Southern California in the form og the first doses of Pfizer’s long-awaited COVID-19 vaccine. The shipments of vaccines streaming off aircraft at Los Angeles International Airport marked the first step in a massive undertaking expected to inoculate  millions pf people across multiple Southland counties within six months. Vaccines were arriving at area health care facilit...
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LA County has already recorded more coronavirus cases in December than any other month

Less than two weeks in, Los Angeles County has already recorded more coronavirus cases in December than in any other month. New data reported Friday, Dec. 11, showed no signs that the current surge of cases, hospitalizations and deaths could slow any time soon. County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer on Friday reported 13,815 new cases, the highest jump in a single day since the beginning of the pandemic. And the spike brought the total number reported so far in December to 100,716. Until n...
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