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Hospitalizations increasing as L.A. County reports more than 2,000 new coronavirus cases

Los Angeles County health officials reported 2,089 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, with hospitalizations rising as the highly contagious Delta variant continues to spread. There are 716 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19, up from 452 on July 16, officials said. The county also reported four new deaths, bringing the total to 24,628 fatalities since the pandemic began early last year.
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LA County Continues To See COVID-19 Surge, Doctor Says Not Getting Vaccine Reckless

MONTCLAIR (CBSLA) — Authorities Sunday reported 2,089 new cases of COVID-19 as the county continues to see a surge. In addition to the reported new cases, the county reported four new deaths and 716 people currently hospitalized. Officials added that these are preliminary numbers that will be adjusted Monday due to reporting delays over the weekend. These numbers come amid an ongoing increase of COVID-19 cases due to the Delta variant. Health officials said that unvaccinated residents are likely the cause for the resurgence of new infections because of how quickly the highly contagious Delta variant spreads. Dr. Victor Waters, an ER doctor...
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New COVID cases top 2,500 for 4th day

Los Angeles County Public Health officials have reported 2,600 new COVID-19 infections — the fourth consecutive day above 2,500 cases — and 10 additional deaths Sunday. 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 States, contributing to rising case numbers and hospitalizations.
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California man who mocked COVID-19 vaccine dies of virus

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who mocked COVID-19 vaccinations died this week at a Los Angeles-area hospital after contracting the virus. Harmon died on Wednesday at Corona Regional Medical Center, about an hour's drive east of Los Angeles. Stephen Harmon posted photos of himself in his hospital bed, wrote...
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Westside’s flan factory bounces back from pandemic with new flavors

If you’ve ever relished flan from local eateries like El Taco Loco, Los Tres Cochinitos or La Michoacana, those belong to 58-year-old Daniel Gascón, owner of Molto Buono Cheese Flan Factory in West Long Beach. Now, he's bouncing back from the pandemic with a total of seven flan flavors. The post Westside’s flan factory bounces back from pandemic with new flavors appeared first on Long Beach Post.
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Opinion: Unvaccinated adults, L.A. Times readers are infuriated with you

Pandemic-weary readers are upset. On the early upswing of what feels like another COVID-19 surge, they’re expressing not the grief and worry they did when local hospitals filled almost to their breaking point last winter and Los Angeles County peaked at more than 300 daily deaths, but anger at the people most likely to get sick. That’s because up until spring, most of us were immunologically defenseless against the coronavirus; now, we have three vaccines in wide circulation, but enough adults have declined immunization to allow the highly contagious Delta variant to take hold.
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County Health Department Reports 2,600 New COVID-19 Cases, 10 Deaths

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – On Saturday, Los Angeles County Public Health reported 2,600 new COVID-19 infections and 10 deaths. This marks the fourth straight day of new cases topping 2,500. Saturday, July 24, 2021. Additionally, 688 people with COVID-19 are hospitalized in LA County, with 21% of those in intensive care. Saturday’s daily test positivity rate was 4.9%. With Saturday’s report, the county death toll rose to 24,624 fatalities, and the total number of cases growing to 7,241,000. Health officials continue to blame the current spike in cases and hospitalizations on the highly infectious Delta variant. The county Department of Health also noted that unvaccinated residents are becoming infected at five times the rate of transmission from just one month ago. In hopes of encouraging more people to get vaccinated, the county is continuing to offer incentives. Through next Thursday, anyone who gets vaccinated at sites operated by the county, the city of Los Angeles or St. John’s Well Child and Family Center will be entered for a chance to win one of seven three-concert ticket packages at AEG venues, for a variety of acts. (© Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)
Los Angeles County, CAInland Valley Daily Bulletin

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...
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COVID Cases Up 80% In LA County, Burbank Hospital Reconstructs COVID Unit

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Los Angeles County is reporting 3,058 new COVID-19 cases, the first time since mid-February the daily number has topped 3,000. Another seven deaths are also being reported. With COVID-19 cases up 80% in LA County in the past week, health officials are urging continued vigilance. Inside Santa Monica restaurants Friday night, there was a look into how LA County’s reinstated indoor mask mandate is going: some people were wearing face coverings but many others were maskless. “Personally I feel like it’s putting toothpaste back in the tube, like, it’s not happening,” said Anika Carlson, who lives in Santa Monica.  With...
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County: Boost vaccination rate

As the number of COVID-19 cases in the Antelope Valley have started to increase, as elsewhere in Los Angeles County and the state, local officials are seeking ways to increase the number of residents vaccinated against the disease. “We are in good shape as long as we get our vaccines,”...
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A Growing Number of California Counties, Including Los Angeles and San Francisco, Change Course on Indoor Masking

Counties across California are making a detour on the road to easing COVID-19 restrictions. On July 16, 2021, Los Angeles County issued an Order of the Health Officer (“the Order”) that requires all persons to wear face masks while in all indoor public settings, venues, gatherings, and businesses (i.e., office workplaces, retail, restaurants, theaters, meetings), with limited exceptions. In indoor settings where there is close contact with unvaccinated individuals, the Order recommends that people consider wearing a higher level of protection, such as two masks (“double masking”) or a KN95 or N95 respirator. In addition to requiring face masks of all patrons, hosts of public indoor settings must also clearly post visible and legible signage, regardless of whether employee(s) are present, at all entry points for indoor and outdoor settings to communicate the masking requirement.
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10 New Deaths, 2600 New Positive Cases – Talesbuzz

On Saturday, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported 10 new deaths from Covid-19, and 2,600 new positive cases. While the number of deaths and confirmed cases reported today may reflect delays in weekend reporting, today’s data brings the County to a total of 24,624 deaths and 1,281,760 positive cases.