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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

County Health Officials Say Rate of Spread COVID-19 Increasing


County health officials say data again shows that the rate of coronavirus spread has increased in recent weeks, and that increase could put pressure on the availability of intensive-care unit beds in the coming weeks.

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 61 new deaths and 1,275 new cases of the Coronavirus.

To date, health officials have identified 67,064 cases of the virus across all areas of LA County, and a total of 2,768 deaths.

“There is, unequivocally, asymptomatic spread,” said Los Angeles County Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer. “I don’t want anyone to get confused that people who are asymptomatic may not be capable of spreading. They are in fact capable of spreading and we all need to keep that in mind,”

The news of the possible crisis comes as Los Angeles County announced it will modify its health order tomorrow, allowing the reopening of more businesses beginning Friday, including gyms, fitness facilities, pro sports facilities without spectators, day camps, zoos, aquariums, campgrounds, swimming pools, music production, film/TV production and hotels for leisure travel. All business sectors will be subject to health restrictions such as face coverings and social distancing.

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