Coronavirus Digest

Southern California to remain in lockdown as area hospitals struggle with COVID-19 surge

By Emily Jo Wharry Contributing Writer One person dies every 10 minutes from coronavirus-related complications in L.A. County. — LAist L.A. County has issued a mandatory 10-day quarantine...

Beverly Hills restaurant under fire for planning indoor NYE dinner

Over the weekend, L.A. County reported more than 26,000 new COVID-19 cases, and the daily positivity rate is above 17%. — LAist A Beverly Hills restaurant was outed...

L.A. County Daily Death Toll Reaches 145

By Emily Jo Wharry Contributing Writer Yesterday, 145 people in L.A. County died from the coronavirus — the highest single-day death toll to date. — Patch California has become the...

Survey shows 30% of LA residents are defying stay-at-home order

By Emily Jo Wharry Contributing Writer A recent survey found that 30% of L.A. residents are defying the stay-at-home order. — Deadline California has extended stay-at-home orders for...

LA defies CDC advice, increases homeless sweeps

By Emily Jo Wharry Contributing Writer Yesterday, L.A. County reported 56 additional COVID-19 deaths and 11,000 new cases. Thirty ICU beds remain open. — LAist, Long Beach Post Despite the...

Man with COVID-19 symptoms dies on LA-bound flight

Over the past eight days, L.A. County has reported more than 100,000 new coronavirus cases — the fastest case acceleration the county has seen yet. — KTLA A...

ICU availability dips to 1.7% in LA County

California and Los Angeles County continue to report record-high coronavirus case rates. Today, L.A. County announced 131 deaths — the highest number ever reported —...

LA County down to less than 100 ICU beds

L.A. County has fewer than 100 ICU beds available. The total number of hospitalizations in the county is 4,203. In terms of infections, the highest...

LA nurses among the first vaccinated in California

By Emily Jo Wharry Contributing Writer The first shipment of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine has arrived in California, and this afternoon, the first health care workers...

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