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L.A. County health authorities report 953 new coronavirus cases, 10 related deaths

Los Angeles County health officials reported 953 brand-new coronavirus cases Saturday and 10 related deaths, as the rate of the infection’ spread in the region continues to rise.In a statement, Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer warned that the number of brand-new cases may be low due to the fact that of “several missing reports” from Friday evening.The number of

people who have actually tested positive for the virus in L.A. County now stands at 287,295, and the illness has actually declared 6,856 lives here. Officials stated Saturday that 746 individuals remain hospitalized with COVID-19 in the county, and a quarter of those individuals remain in intensive care units.At least nine of the 10 deaths reported by L.A. County on Saturday involved individuals who had underlying health conditions. The 10th death was reported by the city of Long Beach, and county health authorities did not instantly have information offered about their previous medical history.Officials have continued to reveal concern about big gatherings as the rate of new

cases in L.A. County is anticipated to increase in coming weeks. Halloween also looms as a possible vector for increased spread if households pick to trick-or-treat, which would make social distancing all but impossible.Beverly Hills officials prohibited trick-or-treating previously this week, and L.A. County Mayor Eric Garcetti has actually pleaded locals to modify their sweet and costumed celebration this year for their own health.Ferrer urged county residents to continue following social distancing procedures in the hopes of avoiding a vacation rise in cases, comparable to the one seen after Memorial Day.”To slow community spread of COVID-19 in our county we need to all partner together; organizations and residents must do their part and adopt the infection control measures that we understand to be effective,”she said in a declaration.”Each of us has the opportunity every day to make the ideal options for our health and the health of those around us.”

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