The director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Barbara Ferrer, said at a press conference on Monday: “At present, due to the wide spread of transmission, we recommend that people wear masks at home.” Ferrer said. That’s for those who have to leave home every day to go to work or regularly do things for the family.
She said that in doing so, “it will add a layer of protection as we ride this wave.”
For the county, this surge is long-term and cruel. County health officials said Monday that an average of 10 people test positive for the virus every minute. During the entire pandemic, more than 932,600 people in the county tested positive.
More than 7,900 Covid-19 patients are hospitalized throughout the county-22% of them are in the intensive care unit. In just two months, the county’s average number of hospitalizations increased by more than 1,000%. This was a severe leap that pushed the hospital to the top.
Last week, the county stated that people died of Covid-19 every eight minutes. County health officials said more than 12,300 people died.
Health officials said on Monday: “The devastating impact of this surge on our families and local hospitals is the worst disaster the county has suffered in decades.” “And, like other terrible situations, only when more people and The end of the surge will only happen when companies control everything and do the right thing.”
As Los Angeles approaches its first known positive case of Covid-19 in a year, many citations and business closures are not enough due to a large-scale outbreak, because appropriate actions are not taken against individuals, because many residents are Can protect each other.”
Ferrer said in a statement: “This is not the time to meet up with friends at home and watch the game.” “This is not the time to walk without a mask.”
“All you have to do is a mistake. Soon, five, ten or twenty other people were infected. Many of them may be your friends, family members or colleagues.”