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L.A. County officials to provide update on coronavirus figures, response to illness

Los Angeles County officials on Wednesday afternoon will provide their daily update on the coronavirus and how they are continuing to combat the spread of the illness. On Tuesday, the county reported the biggest single-day increase in COVID-19 deaths, with 40, bringing the death toll to 360 and the total number of cases to 10,047. […]

Los Angeles County officials on Wednesday afternoon will provide their daily update on the coronavirus and how they are continuing to combat the spread of the illness.

On Tuesday, the county reported the biggest single-day increase in COVID-19 deaths, with 40, bringing the death toll to 360 and the total number of cases to 10,047.

Dr. Barbara Ferrer, the county’s public health director, also noted Tuesday that the total number of people tested increased by 10,000 on Monday.

She discussed what needs to be done to ensure that new COVID-19 cases don’t overwhelm L.A. County’s health care system when businesses start to reopen locally.

This comes as Gov. Gavin Newsom highlighted goals that need to be met before California’s stay-at-home orders are lifted.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti may consider holding off on allowing large gatherings like concerts and sporting events until 2021 amid ongoing coronavirus threats, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.

Check back for updates on this developing story.