LA Public Health confirms 23 deaths plus 2,169 new cases of COVID-19 – Deadline

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said Saturday that 23 more people died of coronavirus overnight with 2,169 new cases reported. In all areas of Los Angeles County, the total stands at 95,371 cases and 3,285 deaths since the outbreak began.

The seven-day average of new daily cases exceeded 1,900, increasing from the 1,379 average seen two weeks ago. The number of hospitalized has increased to 1,698 from 1,350-1,450 daily hospitalizations observed in recent weeks.

The number of new coronavirus cases in the region that includes Los Angeles, Pasadena and Long Beach continues to rise two weeks after officials began applying the Stage 3 guidelines for relaxing orders to stay home, including opening doors. to parks, gyms and other higher risk businesses.

Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer emphasized today that wearing face masks and social distancing is key to keeping new cases of coronavirus at bay.

“We are safer in the community only if we follow the very specific directives issued by public health … If we cannot find fulfillment of these mandates within us, including wearing face shields and distancing ourselves when we are around others We jeopardize our ability to continue on the recovery journey. “