LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — There’s rising concern the rising instances of coronavirus in Los Angeles County might result in one other lockdown.
Inside the county, one other 4,500 individuals examined constructive for the virus Saturday, and three individuals died. One other stay-at-home order might come as early as Sunday, and final three weeks.
If the county’s five-day common exceeds 4,500 instances or hospitalizations high 2,000, a strict safer-at-home order can be issued just like the one imposed on the onset of the pandemic. The order would permit solely important staff to depart dwelling, or people who find themselves accessing important companies.
“If we will’t get this again underneath management, that’s sadly the place we’re headed,” Barbara Ferrer, director of Public Well being, stated. “I nonetheless hope that we don’t need to go to Safer At House and that we’re in a position within the subsequent few days to start out turning this round. However it actually at this level implies that issues we did final week had been a part of an answer to show issues round.”
“The opposite hope I’ve is that if that wasn’t doable and other people didn’t make modifications final week, that they’re making them right this moment in order that that is of quick length,” she stated. “I understand how exhausting that’s for everybody, to proceed to need to abide by guidelines and restrictions. I additionally understand how exhausted our well being care staff are, our important staff are. And for all of their sakes, we have to decelerate the unfold and we have to do this quickly.”
San Bernardino County set a brand new report for each day case numbers with 2,800 new instances and two deaths. Elsewhere, in Orange County, COVID-19 claimed 11 lives and contaminated 800 individuals.
Because of the rising numbers, a curfew went into impact for Los Angeles County Saturday from 10 p.m. to five a.m.