L.A. County has reported an increase of 7,232 after three-day hiatus for data processing improvements.
By News Desk
The increase marks the highest report of new cases to date with 3,187 new cases of COVID-19. (Data is reported from the day before).
The reported new cases for:
- Thursday, July 2: 2,643.
- Friday, July 3: 3,187.
- Saturday, July 4: 1,402 (missing lab reports from one of the larger labs).
As of Saturday, July 4, there are 1,921 people confirmed with COVID-19 currently hospitalized, 28% of these people are in the ICU and 18% are on ventilators. There were 1,947 reported as of Friday, July 3 and 1,933 for Thursday, July 2. This remains higher than the 1,889 reported last week.
After offering condolences and prayers to the families who have lost loved ones to COVID-19, Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health, said:
Thank you to everyone who modified their holiday plans to help us get back to the work of slowing the spread.
As we go into the next two weeks, we will need to make sure that workplaces and retailers are protecting their employees and customers by fully implementing the safety directives in the Health Officer Order.
Singing and chanting are prohibited for indoor services
Public Health updated the houses of worship protocol in the Health Officer Order to align with Governor Newsom’s directive. Singing and chanting are prohibited for indoor services.
The Order requires the closure of:
- Indoor, in-person dining at restaurants
- Indoor museums, indoor children’s museums, and indoor operations at zoos and aquariums
- Cardrooms and satellite wagering facilities.
Bars remain closed, however retail operations for breweries, brew pubs, and wineries may remain open. Face coverings and gloves must be worn at fitness facilities at all times.
Businesses with three or more known cases of COVID-19 within the workplace over the span of 14 days need to report the outbreak to Public Health. Employers who have one known case within the workplace must have a protocol that requires that person to self-isolate at home and anyone exposed to self-quarantine.
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