Cases and deaths continue to rise, but the county has shown that it meets the state's requirements for lifting the restrictions.
Los Angeles County has almost half of all California coronavirus cases.
ETIENNE LAURENT / EFE
Since the outbreak of the coronavirus in California, the los angeles county It has been the epicenter of the disease accumulating thousands of more cases than its neighboring counties such as Orange County, Riverside or San Bernardino, Nevertheless, THE. has rushed to reopen this week.
The County Department of Public Health of the. updated this Friday the figures about the pandemic of the disease. The director of the department, Dr. Barbara Ferrer, announced the death of others 50 people in the last 24 hours, bringing the death toll to a total of 2,290 people.
COVID-19 Daily Update:
May 29, 2020
Cases: 1,824 (51,562 total)
Deaths: 450 (2,290 total) pic.twitter.com/bObUreF559
– LA Public Health (@lapublichealth) May 29, 2020
Ferrer too confirmed 1,824 new cases for a total of 51,562. The director assured that the high number is due to a delay in the results of some tests made.
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Of the total number of cases, 6,430 people have been hospitalized due to complications with the disease. At present 1,462 patients are hospitalized in the health system County. "It is 12% of cases, but this figure has stabilized in the last two weeks"Said Ferrer.
So far there have been more than 564,000 virus detection tests, being positive 8% of them.
The golden state has registered 103,886 cases of the disease and 4,068 deaths.
Why is reopening allowed if cases continue to rise?
Just this week, the los angeles county It has allowed the reopening of stores inside and outside shopping malls, as well as the reopening of religious temples.
In addition, this Friday he announced that they will open beauty salons, barber shops and allow restaurants to receive diners on the premises. The parks, golf courses and beaches for sports use have previously been reopened.
This is because the governor Gavin newsom It established certain requirements to allow counties to restart their economic activity, taking as reference the conditions of each county.
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The plan emanating from the government requires counties to have no more than 25 cases per 100,000 population or a percentage not greater than 8% of positive cases regarding the number of tests performed.
In addition, they should not present an increase in hospitalizations greater than 5% in a period of 7 days or less than 20 hospitalizations in 14 days. They must also guarantee a hospital capacity to attend to an increase up to 35% in cases of COVID-19; at least 15 people per 100,000 inhabitants to track contacts and ability to make 1.5 tests per 1,000 inhabitants.
According to statements by local authorities of The Angels, all these parameters have been met and that is why they have moved forward with the reopening of the economy.
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