The Department of Public Health updated the disease figures, reporting 848 deaths in total and 18,517 infections.
The county has put in more points to test for coronavirus.
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Dra. Barbara Ferrer, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health gave an informative balance regarding the coronavirus pandemic in THE.
In their statements Ferrer announced confirmation of 1,035 new cases of COVID-19 for a total of 18,517 infections in the county.
Also the director confirmed the death of 52 other people in the last 24 hours, increasing the total number of deaths from the disease in the Los Angeles County 848 deceased.
The data provided by the director of health includes the information provided by the cities of Long Beach and Pasadena, who have their own health department.
The state of California approaches the 40,000 cases of respiratory disease that has been fatal leaving more than 1,500 deaths so far.
NEW: CA has 39,254 confirmed positive cases of # COVID19.
3,344 of those cases are in our hospitals. 1,216 of those are in the ICU.
I know it's going to be nice out this weekend. And many are tired of staying home. But we MUST continue take this seriously.#StayHomeSaveLives
– Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) April 24, 2020
According to statements by the mayor of The Angels, Eric Garcetti, the coronavirus is now the main cause of death in the city.
COVID-19 is now the leading cause of death in our county. The threat posed by this virus is very real. The sacrifices we're making to help flatten the curve are working, but there's still a long road ahead.
Now is not the time to let up.
– MayorOfLA (@MayorOfLA) April 24, 2020
The city of The Angels faces his first weekend of the year with high temperatures and with parks and beaches closed.
However, the city has set up emergency centers so that people who don't have air conditioning at home can cope the heat wave this weekend that will reach temperatures above 90 degrees.
Need a place to beat the heat? Emergency Cooling Centers are now open across LA County. For hours and locations, visit https://t.co/YuC2psaSKo pic.twitter.com/KXNmHdrdPX
– Los Angeles County (@CountyofLA) April 24, 2020
The centers will operate during these hours and with social distancing measures.