Orange County at risk of closing back up as daily case rate climbs

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L.A. County health officials reported 2,108 newly confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 23 new deaths today. This brings the countywide totals to 317,656 cases and 7,157 deaths. “We have experienced increasing cases in L.A. County before and have demonstrated that we can get back to slowing the spread of COVID-19 and saving lives when we are united in our efforts to minimize infections,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, county public health director. — CBS Los Angeles

Orange County faces the risk of sliding back to a more restrictive reopening tier, as the region’s daily case rate continues to climb, from 4.6 per 100,000 residents two weeks ago to 6 this week. If this occurs, restaurant dining rooms, gyms, movie theaters and houses of worships would be forced to shut down again. — ABC Los Angeles

As colder weather sets in, what can Angelenos learn from people across the world who’ve already faced lockdown in admittedly much more drastic winter conditions? — BBC News

Photo by Afonso Salcedo. Originally published at Los Angeleno.