COVID-19 Numbers Continue to Climb in City and State

While COVID-19 infections continue to rise throughout the state, Culver City is no exception.

 Los Angeles County health officials report 189 cases in Culver City and 26 reported deaths, as of Wednesday, June 24, 2020. 

The virus is spreading throughout California with LA County leading the way; there have been more than 86,000 confirmed cases.  The record high single-day increase on Monday, June 22 showed the state has recorded nearly 185,000 confirmed cases, and 5,566 deaths.

The three local nursing homes, Marina Pointe, Marycrest Manor and Vista del Sol have all been designated as ‘hot spots’ since April.

With Governor Newsom’s mandatory mask order and reinforcement of the “safer at home” policy, the route that kept infections in check earlier this year is the road to return to; businesses that are reopening must check with the city for specific regulations on safety and cleanliness.  Newsom, whose press briefings on the state’s response to coronavirus have been widely watched, said yesterday the state has conducted more than a million tests in the past two weeks, with a positivity rate of 5.1%. “Californians should expect more positives as testing increases,” he said.

Past press briefings can be found on YouTube.

Judith Martin-Straw

 

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