COVID-19 cases on the rise in LA County

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By Emily Jo Wharry Contributing Writer

County health officials are concerned over what appears to be an upward trend in COVID-19 cases. L.A. County’s “R” number, which measures how many additional people contract the virus for every person infected, has risen to 1.02. If R is over 1, the virus’s transmission is increasing over time. — DeadlineKTLAL.A. Times

Meanwhile, Orange County will allow all K-12 schools to reopen without waivers. The county hasn’t exceeded 7 new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people for the past two weeks. — NBC Los Angeles

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More than one in four L.A. households struggled with food insecurity over the summer months as a result of COVID-19-induced financial stress, according to USC researchers. — Los Feliz Ledger

The L.A.-founded national restaurant chain restaurant, Sizzler, just declared bankruptcy, following the path of other casual dining chains that are falling victim to long-term COVID-19 closures. — Eater Los Angeles

To best avoid infection, the World Health Organization says to avoid enclosed spaces with poor circulation. Photo by Afonso Salcedo.

This article first appeared on Los Angeleno and is shared with their permission in partnership with the Los Angeles Wave. You can subscribe for news and features from Los Angeleno here.

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