LOS ANGELES, CA — Los Angeles County reported another 48 coronavirus deaths Saturday, and though the daily death toll remains high, new cases and hospitalizations continue to fall, giving hope that the fewer people die will in the coming days.
Los Angeles County reported another 1,644 cases of COVID-19 Saturday, bringing the county’s totals to 230,662 cases and 5,537 fatalities. With the coronavirus, hope has proven to be somewhat precarious. The last time the region slowed the outbreak and loosened restrictions, a surge in new cases followed. Having learned from the July surge, county health officials are sounding the alarm about the upcoming Labor Day weekend. Those who want to see schools and businesses reopened should resist the urge to attend holiday weekend get togethers, warned county health officials.
Officials have hailed declining hospitalization numbers and testing-positivity rates in recent weeks as signs that the county has been successfully slowing