December 17 According to a report by the Central News Agency, the coronavirus epidemic in Los Angeles County, California, has seriously worsened recently. On the 16th local time, more than 20,000 new confirmed cases were confirmed in the county in a single day.
Health officials analyzed that this is a follow-up to the Thanksgiving holiday, and officials are worried about the upcoming Christmas and New Year holidays.
According to reports, the Los Angeles County Public Health Department released the latest data on the 16th. The county added 22,422 new confirmed cases in a single day, of which 7,000 were considered to be a laboratory backlog; 138 new deaths were added, the highest since the outbreak of the epidemic.
On July 25th local time, the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball played against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Stadium at home. Cardboard people with photos of fans appeared in the stands.
Three weeks ago, the average number of single-day confirmed cases in Los Angeles County was about 5,900, and now the number is four times higher.
“We are seeing the follow-up of the Thanksgiving holiday, and people don’t seem to follow directions, stay home and avoid swarms,” said Christine Galli, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, during an online pandemic briefing.
Gary said that the county’s hospitals are under great pressure and are not the worst situation now. As the Christmas and New Year holiday approach, the development of the epidemic is all the more worrying.
Los Angeles County Health Commissioner Barbara Ferrell called for “Cancel holiday plans, whether it be traveling or gathering with family and friends. The continued high rate of infection will have disastrous consequences, impact the hospital system and endanger people’s lives.