Long beach and Los Angeles can go into dangerous territory if people do not begin to take seriously the recommendations of public health officials said Monday, as the new cases of coronavirus has reached record levels.
“Please, please participate,” said long Beach Director of public health Kelly Colopy Monday update coronavirus. She asked residents and local businesses to carry the person, the physical distance and observe all rules of health.
Long beach reported a total of 757 new cases Monday—one week. On the contrary, during the first three weeks of June on average each week approximately 329 new cases. During the month of may, the city saw about 1,280 new cases.
Officials last week noted that it was primarily young people, who were accounting for many cases. Governor Gavin Newsom on Sunday ordered bars in County of Los Angeles and six other countries in response to the rise in cases. Colopy warned bars can be the first step if businesses and residents continue to follow the rules of health.
Health officials of the district said at a briefing that most of the businesses checked district was not in compliance with the orders health, especially bars and restaurants.
“We are not opening because the virus is gone, but now we all know that it is safer at home is not sustainable,” said Dr. Christina Ghaly, Director of the County health Department.
Long beach positivity rate at 10.8%, a jump from 8.4% last week and 6% range weeks ago. This means that 10.8% of people tested for COVID-19 positive cases.
In addition, five more people died from the coronavirus in long beach, starting Friday, bringing the total number of deaths in the city to 130.
Currently, a total of 79 people are hospitalized for the virus in long beach, officials said. But if admission is still relatively flat in the city, they are soaring in the County.
County officials announced 2,203 new cases, the largest number of new cases are never reported. The County also reported the highest number of hospitalizations not reported in the 1,710 people. This number was about 1,300 in early June.
In just two weeks, the district has seen an increase of 27% in hospitalization, said Barbara Ferrer, Director of the County health. Orange County also has seen a big leap in hospitalization.
“We did not expect such a sharp increase it quickly,” said Ferrer, noting that the County is moving in the direction where it was at its highest point in April.
Ghaly has warned that the County might end up in intensive care quickly at this rate, but noted that hospitals still have potential.
City officials also announced two members of the fire service on stations 3 and 7 and two police officers at the headquarters of the police and of the Northern division tested positive for the virus.
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