Los Angeles County officials are providing up-to-date information on their response to the coronavirus as the number of daily hospitalizations in the region continues to decline.
As of Sunday, there are 793 people hospitalized with COVID-19.
“That number was over 1,000 just a few weeks ago and has fallen like the number seen in April,” county public health officials said in a news release Sunday. “The declining number of daily hospitalizations is an important indicator, as it represents an accurate representation of the number of people currently seriously ill with the virus.”
But while data on the coronavirus have dropped to levels of stress, officials have reminded residents that respiratory diseases are still easily spread from person to person, and have continued to urge people to take the necessary precautions.
The region has not yet reached a place where more sectors can be safely reopened, including schools.
The United School District of Los Angeles has launched the new online school year, introducing measures to test students and staff and alert parents to outbreaks in schools. Similarly, last week, California State University, the country̵
Late last week, poor air quality caused by two major fires closed several county-run coronavirus test sites. After residents became accustomed to taking outdoor activities to slow the spread of the coronavirus, officials urged them to stay indoors with their windows and doors closed, especially in areas where smoke and ash can be seen.
As of Sunday, there were a total of 253,985 cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County with a total of 6,208 deaths.
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