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L.A. County Logs 31 More COVID-19 Deaths on Easter Sunday
April 13, 2020
Health officials for Los Angeles County reported 31 additional deaths from COVID-19 today and 323 new cases, bringing the county's totals to 296 deaths and 9,192 cases. ... read more »
Public Order “Stay at Home” has been extended; L.A. Officials share new requirements that follow the extension
April 10, 2020
Another update within testing for COVID-19, 1,000 random L.A. residents will be tested with a serologic or an antibody test. This test does not detect the actual virus, it detects the triggered antibodies surrounding the virus. It will be able to detect current or past infections. This will be able to determine who may have had the virus in the past, but never revealed any symptoms. The random testing will be going on for the next few months. The last update was the use of cloth coverings, wearing some type of covering while being outside was highly stressed. It is recommended that the cloth covers be made of cotton. Before putting on your face, it is suggested to wash your hands. Children that are two and under should not use cloth face coverings and parents should monitor available coverings for young children. The new updates behind the Stay at Home order assist L.A. County Officials prepare for the recovery stages of COVID-19. ... read more »
L.A. Officials Apply Pressure to Participate in 2020 Census, Due to Heavy Under Count in 2010
April 1, 2020
The U.S. Census only takes ten minutes of your time, it can lead to ten years of resources in the community. The funding we receive supports medical services, childcare centers, parks, head-start programs, and affordable housing. During this time of crisis, it is crucial to get an accurate count in order to get the proper federal support that the L.A. County needs. The information is confidential and will be used privately by the government for statistics. The cities’ infrastructure is very dependent on the numbers calculated by the census. School lunches, highway plans, and first responder occupations rely heavily on the results from the L.A. Census count. You can participate online at: 2020census.gov ... read more »
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10 L.A. First Responders contracted the COVID-19 virus, most recovered and went back out to the frontlines
March 31, 2020
Barbara Ferrer, Director of Public Health shared the latest updates on the COVID-19 Virus. As of Tuesday, March 31. Over 19,300 people have been tested for COVID-19, and 12% tested positive for the virus. Ferrer shared on Tuesday that there were 10 additional deaths, these individuals were between the age of 41-65. One of the fatal cases reported on Monday was a health care worker, they are the first in the health care occupation that has passed in Los Angeles. This brings the total COVID-19 related deaths in the L.A. County to 54. Barbara disclosed that as of March 31. There are 548 new COVID-19 reports, in summary there is a total amount of 3,011 cases in the Los Angeles region. The cases in the L.A. region have more than tripled within a week. ... read more »
L.A. County Coronavirus Cases Up to 231
March 20, 2020
The overall number of coronavirus cases in L.A. County stood at 231 today -- out of a state total of 675 -- and a second person in the county has died from the virus. ... read more »
L.A. County Reports Second Death From Coronavirus
March 19, 2020
Dr. Barbara Ferrer, head of the county Department of Public Health, said the person who died was between 30 and 50 years old and had an unspecified underlying health condition. The person lived in a ``small community'' near Pasadena. ... read more »
Coronavirus Closures: Bars, Gyms, Dine-In Restaurants, L.A. County Courts.
March 17, 2020
A total of 94 coronavirus cases were confirmed in Los Angeles County and Dr. Barbara Ferrer, head of the county Department of Public Health, said the agency is continuing to see an increase in ``community transmission'' of the illness -- meaning people are contracting the virus without any known source of exposure. ... read more »
50 More Coronavirus Cases Reported in L.A. County
March 17, 2020
Saying dramatic rises in coronavirus cases should be anticipated given increases in testing, Los Angeles County's public health director announced 50 new cases of the illness today, bringing the county's total to 144. ... read more »
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L.A. County Confirms 16 More Coronavirus Cases, Bringing Total to 69
March 16, 2020
Local health officials confirmed 16 more cases of coronavirus today, bringing the county's total to 69, as Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said the city would comply with California Gov. Gavin Newsom's order to close all bars, and officials prepared to use Dockweiler RV Park south of LAX as a quarantine zone. ... read more »
L.A. County Confirms 8 More Coronavirus Cases, Bringing Total to 40
March 13, 2020
Los Angeles County health officials confirmed eight more local cases of coronavirus today, including three with unknown sources of exposure, further increasing the evidence of ``community transmission'' of the illness. The eight new cases bring the overall county total to 40, including four cases being overseen by Long Beach health officials and one by Pasadena health officials. ... read more »
L.A. County Declares State of Emergency for Coronavirus
March 6, 2020
Stressing that they were acting out of "an abundance of caution'' and not panic, Los Angeles city and county officials today declared a state of emergency for the novel coronavirus, as six new cases of the disease were revealed in the county in the last 48 hours. ... read more »
Pour Yourself A Cold Glass of Water
June 8, 2017
In Los Angeles County, almost 36% of adults are overweight and nearly 25 percent are obese. ... read more »
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