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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

LA County Sees Highest Number of COVID-19 Cases in One Day


The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has confirmed 27 new deaths and 1,843 new cases of COVID-19.

Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Director of Public Health, cautioned that the numbers through Monday night include results from a backlog of tests.

One of the people who died was between the ages of 18 and 40 years old, the other 26 were 41 and older.

“As improved infection control practices and testing have increased over the last month, deaths among residents in nursing homes have dropped from 174 deaths for the week ending May 2, to 60 deaths for the week ending May 23,” Dr. Ferrer said.

LA County’s stay-at-home orders now allow for “the reopening of beach bike paths and parking lots, indoor mall curbside service, and select vehicle parades,” according to a statement. “Retailers remain closed to public entry along with beach piers, and public and private gatherings of any number of people outside of a single household unit are still not permitted.”

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