Dr. Deborah Birx, La County Health Dept. Coronavirus

Dr. Deborah Birx, La County Health Dept. Coronavirus

LA County Coronavirus Cases, Deaths Tick Upward, But Officials Claim Numbers Trending In Right Direction

LA County Coronavirus Cases, Deaths Tick Upward, But Officials Claim Numbers Trending In Right Direction

5/24/2020 12:49:00 AM

LA County Coronavirus Cases, Deaths Tick Upward, But Officials Claim Numbers Trending In Right Direction

Los Angeles County reported 1,032 new COVID-19 cases and 41 new deaths today in the daily total released by the Health Dept. That brings the LA County total to date to 44,055 cases and 2,090 deaths…

response coordinator, identified the Los Angeles metro area and two other major cities on Friday as places of concern because they have a “persistent high number of cases” yet remain closed. She also cited Washington, D.C. and Chicago as hotspots, and called for the Centers for Disease Control to work with the metro areas to study where the cases are coming from, and to come up with a way to prevent them in the future.

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But Birx’s comments were a bit of a contrast with those of Barbara Ferrer, Los Angeles County’s public health director, who was more sanguine when asked about the L.A. area’s progress.Ferrer said that the data shows stay-at-home and other COVID precautions are slowing the spread of the virus.

The news from the County Health Dept. comes as gradual reopenings of businesses and facilities are taking place. Although severe restrictions still apply, including wearing masks when outdoors and on the number of people who may gather together, the trends seems to indicate that social distancing measures and closures are working.

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Fake news. Guys. They report test results from literally two weeks ago because they are so far behind. Nothing that is being reported today happened today. Most of it didn’t even happen within the past 7 days. Please for the love of God will some journalist actually pay attention?

L.A. County to consider ways some cities could reopen under coronavirus guidelinesSupervisors Kathryn Barger and Janice Hahn make the argument in the motion, which they both authored, that Los Angeles County is too demographically and geographically diverse to fall under one public health order. Westlake Village was unsuccessful. Hoping that changes, but fingers aren’t crossed. It is too early right now for LA county to open. There is literally no cure for stupid. Stick with the beach path and car parade rules and let more and more people ignore your rules daily and we'll be fine.

How L.A. County became coronavirus epicenter: Slower shutdown, density, poverty among theoriesTheories abound as to why L.A. County has the bulk of the state's confirmed coronavirus cases, but a clear explanation has been elusive. SpeakerPelosi SenSchumer GavinNewsom It's not that dense compared to, say, Hong Kong, which has done much better.

Orange County reports highest daily death toll from coronavirusOrange County recorded 14 new coronavirus-related fatalities Thursday, an uptick that officials attribute to outbreaks of the virus in nursing homes.

Orange County cleared to reopen more businesses amid coronavirus restrictionsOrange County has been approved by the state to mount a more aggressive reopening of local businesses amid the coronavirus, officials said Saturday. GavinNewsom You know this unsafe, given Southern California has the worst outbreak in California. SpeakerPelosi SenSchumer RepMaxineWaters RepTedLieu Not going to the Florida of California any time soon! Can we keep them out of LA please?

L.A. County Reports 1,072 New COVID-19 CasesThe total number of deaths is now 2,049. Among that figure, 93 percent of people had underlying health conditions.

Dr. Birx warns of lingering coronavirus hotspots in LA, Chicago, DC - Business InsiderBusiness Insider is a fast-growing business site with deep financial, media, tech, and other industry verticals. Launched in 2007, the site is now the largest business news site on the web. So being enclosed does not make any difference? It probably makes things worse ... Find out where these cities are housing COVID patients. Who is it is dying? Who is still getting infected and dying? Find out who is dying and where they are. We need that very basic information. This woman defended Traitor Trump's telling people to drink disinfectants on fox fake news. Don't call her 'dr.' The REAL doctors of the CDC were shut down by the GOP and Traitor Trump.