Los Angeles, California – The mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti reported on Wednesday during a press conference that the threat level of infection of the coronavirus in the city remains in Orange. “That means that the risk is high and you must assume that everyone around you is infectious,” Garcetti said.
In recent weeks, the number of people detected with coronavirus in county Los Angels increased in a “significant” way. According to the report of the Health Department, to date have been identified 123,004 positive cases of COVID-19 in all areas of the county and a total of 3,642 deaths.
The positivity rate in the last seven days is now at 10.4%, which means that more people are being infected through community transmission.
County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said this Wednesday then ” if we can’t get the infection numbers back under control by the end of July. We will see thousands of more people requiring hospitalizations who could easily overwhelm our healthcare system. ”
The orange threat level means that the chances of contracting the virus are very high. Therefore it is important to maintain the use of masks, disinfect surfaces and keep your distance when you are with other people.
“These weeks are absolutely critical,” Garcetti said. “It is essential to know if our schools will open if our economy and our economic recovery path continue. These weeks are critical to saving lives,” he added. “we can’t let our guard down”.
The mayor also said that an “individual commitment” and that the businesses that receive the green light to open follow the security protocols established for each industry to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
The number of people detected with coronavirus in California is also experiencing an increase. According to the report of the Health Department this Tuesday 11,694 cases of COVID-19 were recorded in one day which marked a new record in the state. County Los Angels continue to have the highest number of infections and deaths from coronavirus in the entire state of California since the pandemic emergency declaration.