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County coronavirus cases increase by more than 400

LOS ANGELES — The coronavirus death toll in Los Angeles County nearly doubled March 26, reaching a total of 21, while another 421 cases were confirmed, a sharp rise the county’s health director attributed to a significant increase in testing while warning the illness is spreading across the area. Barbara Ferrer, head of the county Read More…

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State of emergency declared over coronavirus

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council discussed methods to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 March 4, after Mayor Eric Garcetti and county officials declared a state of emergency. “The step we’re taking today is about preparation, not panic,” Garcetti said. “There is extraordinary work being done alongside our partners in Read More…

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County officials report first death caused by vaping

LOS ANGELES — County public health officials announced Sept. 6 the county’s first known death of a person stemming from the use of e-cigarettes, or vaping — the fourth such death nationwide. Dr. Muntu Davis, the county’s health officer, said the patient was an “older adult who had chronic underlying health conditions,” but vaping is Read More…