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Los Angeles recorded its highest number of daily new COVID-19 infections ever on Thursday at 5,031, according to L.A. County Health Officer Dr. Muntu Davis. That tops the previous high set Wednesday by more than 1,000. Before that, you have to go back to the height of the pandemic in July to find highs that are even close.
To underline the steepness of the rise in new daily cases, Davis pointed out that cases surged 68% from October 28 November 10.
“At this point, no one should still be questioning this virus,” said the county health officer, “nor should they be questioning the actions the need to be taken.”
Davis said that the average number of cases over the past two days was 4,500. That exceeds the emergency threshold set by L.A. County Director of Public Health, Barbara Ferrer recently. If cases average 4,500 or more for five consecutive days, Ferrer said the county would implement another Safer-at-Home shutdown, as it did in the spring.
“Potentially by Sunday,” said Davis, “we would need to implement that Safer-at-Home order.”
Shortly after Davis spoke, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued his own limited Stay-at-Home order which will impact 94% of the state’s population when it goes into effect …
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