New cases in LA County spike past 7,500 in one day

By Emily Jo Wharry Contributing Writer

Today, L.A. County reported 7,593 new cases of COVID-19 — roughly 2,000 more than yesterday. The positivity rate has also risen to 7%. — The Signal

Restaurant owners are voicing complaints against L.A.’s closure of outdoor dining, claiming that contact-tracing data does not indicate that restaurants are higher-risk public spaces. According to public health officials, up to 15% of COVID-19 cases can be traced to restaurants. — Eater Los Angeles

Hospitalizations in L.A. County have nearly doubled over the last two weeks. Currently, 747 health care workers have caught the virus. — Patch Los Angeles

Health care officials recommend that anyone who visited people outside their household for Thanksgiving gets tested three to eight days post-exposure. — CBS Los Angeles

Councilman Gil Cedillo is requesting that the city use $46 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds to purchase a Chinatown apartment building, which would spare the residents from a rent hike. — KTLA

Vedang Kulkarni relaxes with his dog Uma in Elysian Heights. 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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