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Report: Public Health To Blame For Delayed Notification Of Hyperion Sewage Spill

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health was largely to blame for failing to more quickly notify the public of a 17-million-gallon sewage spill that forced the closure of beaches from El Segundo to Playa del Rey, according to a report.

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L.A. County’s COVID hospitalizations nearly double in 2 weeks as delta variant exploits unmasked mingling, low vaccine rates

The number of people battling COVID-19 in Los Angeles County hospitals has nearly doubled in the last two weeks, with 745 people hospitalized as of Monday, officials said. That’s up from 372 people hospitalized on July 12. The trend is being driven by the spread of the highly contagious delta variant; low vaccination rates in […]

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L.A. County sees alarming spike in coronavirus cases

Coronavirus cases rose faster in Los Angeles County in the past week than in California as a whole, and the region’s case rate on several days exceeded the state’s. L.A. County public health officials reported 3,058 new infections Friday — the highest figure since mid-February, and the third day in a row with more than […]

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Delta variant concerns L.A. County officials and doctors

Los Angeles County officials and medical experts are reminding residents to wear a mask indoors and get vaccinated if they are not already. The push comes amid a recent rise in COVID-19 cases, including more than 2,767 new cases and 13 deaths reported on Thursday. Officials added that there has been an 80% increase in […]

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Health officials address COVID-19 resurgence in L.A. County after reporting 20-fold spike in cases

Health officials in Los Angeles County are holding a news conference Thursday afternoon after reporting a 20-fold increase of COVID-19 cases in a month. On Wednesday, the county reported 2,551 new COVID-19 infections and seven more deaths. The number of cases were indicative of a 20-fold increase from June 21 when 124 new cases were […]

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COVID-19 surge mostly hits adults under 50

Los Angeles County’s recent surge in COVID-19 infections is especially affecting people under the age of 50, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. On July 21, the county confirmed 2,551 new cases of COVID-19, of which 83% are among people under the age of 50 and 65% are among adults between […]

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Foul odor may linger in El Segundo through August after massive sewage spill; residents complain of burning eyes, rashes

A foul odor that has sickened some El Segundo residents is likely to persist for weeks while repairs are made to the Los Angeles city treatment plant that was the site of a massive sewage spill last week. Repair work at the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant in Playa del Rey, the city of L.A.’s largest, […]

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L.A. County seeing ‘significant increase’ in COVID-19 hospitalizations each day

Los Angeles County has seen a “significant increase” of COVID-19 hospitalizations each day, with test positivity up 10-fold since all sectors were allowed to fully reopen June 15, health officials reported Monday. There are currently 525 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the region, while a week ago, the number stood at 372, officials detailed. By […]

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L.A. County businesses scramble with new mask mandate going into effect

Many businesses in Los Angeles County were scrambling Sunday to respond to a new public health order requiring residents to wear masks in all indoor public settings, regardless of their vaccination status. The new health order, which went into effect as of midnight Sunday, comes amid a resurgence of the coronavirus pandemic that has seen […]

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L.A. County’s mask mandate to take effect Saturday night as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

Starting at 11:59 p.m. Saturday night, Los Angeles County residents will again be required to wear masks in all indoor public settings, regardless of their vaccination status. The mask mandate comes amid a spike in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in the region. Health officials say the county has been seeing “alarming trends of increased community […]