Coronavirus Digest

Health officials urge public to avoid non-essential activities

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — Amid a dramatic surge in COVID-19 infections, Los Angeles County's public health director urged residents Jan. 11 to avoid...

COVID hospitalization numbers match last winter’s highs

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — The number of COVID-19-positive patients in Los Angeles County surged well above the 2,000 mark Jan. 4 amid a...

Fear, anxiety raged during 2021 as second year of pandemic ends

Wave Staff Report LOS ANGELES — A year ago, state and county officials were hoping the increased availability of vaccines would halt the spread of...

Omicron variant could overwhelm hospital system

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — Saying the Omicron variant will quickly become the predominant local strain of COVID-19, Los Angeles County's health director said...

County reaches 15 million COVID vaccinations milestone

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — County health officials marked a significant milestone Dec. 14, announcing that more than 15 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine...

County reports first cases of new COVID-19 strain

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County's second and third known cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 were confirmed Dec. 6 in...

County prepares for latest coronavirus variant strain

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — The county is preparing for the anticipated appearance of the newly identified Omicron variant of COVID-19, circulating information to...

Officials fear winter surge in coronavirus cases

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — COVID-19 hospitalizations in Los Angeles County ticked upward again in the latest data as health officials encouraged people to...

Businesses complying with new COVID requirements

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — County health inspectors continue to find high levels of compliance by bars and nightclubs with COVID-19 vaccination-verification requirements, but...

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