Today, Los Angeles County has once again smashed its previous record for new daily COVID-19 cases. Public Health reports 46 new deaths and 7,593 new cases. The previous record was 6,124 new cases, logged on Nov. 23. The daily positivity rate is now 12%, up from 7% last week. And we still won’t know the full effects of any Thanksgiving gatherings until at least next week Thursday.
Yesterday, stricter Safer at Home orders went into effect, shutting down playgrounds not connected to schools or daycare centers and limiting capacity at most businesses. Gatherings with anyone outside your household are also prohibited.
Per Public Health, “Everyone needs to immediately stay home as much as possible and always wear a face covering whenever engaging in activities outside their homes. Do not mingle with others not in your household. Because COVID-19 spreads from person to person through respiratory droplets, face coverings combined with frequent hand-washing and physical distancing provide the best protection if you need to leave your home.”