Los Angeles county imposes new Covid rules and readies for mandatory curfew

L.A. County Will Enact A 10 p.m. Curfew On Restaurants and Bars Starting Friday Isai Rocha

Public health officials warn that if the number goes above 1,750, then all restaurant dining would be banned.

The number of patrons at outdoor restaurants, breweries and wineries will be limited to 50% max outdoor capacity.

At 3 p.m., California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr.

It's also possible for someone to contract the virus after undergoing a test, which is also more likely to occur if people do not quarantine while awaiting their results.

Ferrer said adults aged between 18 to 29 now make up the majority of new cases in Los Angeles County, the state's most populous county.

Activities like getting groceries, going to the drugstore and picking up take-out food will still be allowed during the 10 p.m.to 5 a.m. timeframe.

"We may need to take more stringent actions if we are unable to flatten the curve quickly".

To date, Public Health identified 353,232 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County, and it is certain that many more have been infected; The County has experienced a total of 7,363 deaths.

The average number of daily cases has tripled in the last month, from more than 900 cases a day to more than 2,800 for the five-day period that ended Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles Times.


"That is only a two-day average and we still have a few more days to go, but if the numbers remain high, potentially by Sunday we could have the five-day average higher than what we would want to see and would need to implement a Safer at Home order, " he said. "And more people will get sick and die".

Young people are attempting to get around the threat of the coronavirus at social gatherings by using negative COVID tests as a license to party, health officials say. It's part of an attempt to slow the unsafe spread of COVID-19.

Should the numbers of new cases and hospitalizations further worsen, the county would impose a new stay-at-home order that would only allow essential workers and people securing essential services to leave their homes, as well as implement a 10 p.m. -to-6 a.m. curfew that only exempts essential workers.

The county of 10 million residents - the nation's most populous - has seen daily confirmed cases more than double in the last two weeks to almost 2,900.

Unlike all other COVID-19 statistics, the county's rate of coronavirus-related deaths has not yet surged upward.

"We've had some things to celebrate, some things to protest, coming together in ways that we don't usually always do", Ghaly said. From October 28 through November 10, the 7-day average increase in new cases is surging at 68%.

L.A. County's Health Services director, Dr. Christina Ghaly - wife of the state's Dr. Mark Ghaly - warned Wednesday that an increase in hospitalizations is nearly inevitable in the next two weeks, given the virus' incubation period. But given increasing hospital numbers, the number of fatalities is also expected to eventually rise.

LA County has not seen the virus transmission rates grow at such a huge pace before.

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