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COVID-19 Cases on the Rise in L.A. County

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Friday, October 30, 2020

Meanwhile, California is managing to avoid a spike in COVID-19 cases as severe as the one impacting the rest of the U.S.

COVID-19 is spreading in L.A. County, which just reported its highest one-day case increase since August. The spike is unrelated to any backlogs in reporting, according to health officials. — The Eastsider, L.A. Times

A new study reveals that in Orange County, the number of coronavirus cases might be seven times higher than previously thought. — KTLA

A new COVID-19 testing laboratory is opening in Valencia. — FOX Los Angeles

President Donald Trump mocked California’s mask mandate at a recent campaign rally. California is currently avoiding the spike in COVID-19 cases impacting most other states. — FOX San Francisco, The Guardian

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Restaurant Dining Linked to 10%-15% of COVID-19 Cases in L.A. County

Mayor Eric Garcetti is encouraging people to stay home and avoid Halloween events that may spread the virus.

About 10% to 15% of COVID-19 cases in L.A. County are connected to restaurant dining, according to health officials. — Eater Los Angeles

Coronavirus cases are increasing in four SoCal counties: Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and Imperial. — KTLA

Health officials urge anyone who got together with others to celebrate the Dodgers’ win to get tested for the virus.L.A. Times

A player on the Los Angeles Chargers tested positive for the coronavirus. — KTLA

Trick-or-treating on Halloween has the potential to act as a super spreader for COVID-19. — ABC Los Angeles

Khloe Kardashian tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a video filmed for “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” — ABC Los Angeles

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Dodgers’ Justin Turner Tests Positive for COVID-19 During Game 6

Texas now has more COVID-19 cases than California.

During Game 6 of the World Series last night, L.A. Dodger Justin Turner was pulled from the game due to a positive COVID-19 test result. — CBS Los Angeles

Restaurants, breweries and wineries in L.A. County may add a “COVID-19 recovery fee” to the bill of any dine-in customers. — ABC Los Angeles

Texas has overtaken California and now has the most coronavirus infections of any state in the union.KRON

Approximately 80 LAPD employees are currently self-isolating at home after being exposed to COVID-19. In total, 625 LAPD employees have tested positive for the virus since the pandemic’s start. — CBS Los Angeles

New York has added California to its COVID-19 advisory list, meaning that travelers from California must self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in New York. — KTLA

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

L.A. Launches COVID-19 Antigen Testing Pilot Program for Firefighters

Three more West Coast states have announced they will conduct their own independent review of any FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine.

L.A. County reported 1,586 new coronavirus cases and 29 deaths today, reflecting an increase in the spread of the virus since the start of October. — CBS Los Angeles

Angelenos who gathered to watch and celebrate recent Lakers and Dodgers wins likely contributed to the county’s recent COVID-19 spike, according to health officials. — Los Angeleno

Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the start of the city’s new antigen testing pilot program this week, which will first be administered to local firefighters before transitioning to public COVID-19 testing sites and schools. — NBC Los Angeles

L.A. County will purchase eight motels to act as permanent homeless housing in the next phase of Project Roomkey’s plan to house those who live on the street and are at risk of COVID-19 complications. —  The Grunion

In line with California’s decision last week, Washington, Oregon and Nevada will be independently screening any Food and Drug Administration-approved coronavirus vaccines before distributing them to residents. — San Francisco Chronicle

All Hollywood sets are now required to have a dedicated COVID-19 compliance supervisor who ensures protocol enforcement and is capable of disciplining or firing non-compliant staff. — L.A. Times

Monday, October 26, 2020

COVID-19 Hospitalizations on the Rise as Daily Case Rate Stabilizes

The pandemic’s financial toll has hit California farmworkers and their families especially hard.

L.A. County will soon surpass 300,000 cases and 7,000 deaths related to the coronavirus. The proportion of those tested who had COVID-19 remains at 3.5%, and there’s been a small uptick in the number of hospitalizations over the past week. — L.A. Times, NBC Los Angeles

Restaurants in California have filed for more than $100 million in government claims to recoup losses related to liquor and health permit fees during the pandemic. — FOX Los Angeles


The City of Los Angeles may lose up to $600 million in revenue this year due to COVID-19. — The Eastsider

California farmworkers are struggling to cope with limited virus protections and wage losses caused by the pandemic. — L.A. Times

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