January 6 According to a report by CBS, the 63rd Grammy Awards have been postponed due to the ravages of the novel coronavirus.
The ceremony was originally scheduled for January 31, but has been postponed to March 14.
In a joint statement, a member of the Grammy Awards said, “Whether it is the worsening coronavirus situation in Los Angeles, the overburdenedness of hospitals or the new guidance of state and local governments, it has led us to conclude that delaying our performance is the right way.”
California still ranks first in the United States in confirmed cases of COVID-19.
As of late on the 5th, the state had nearly 2.5 million confirmed cases and more than 356,000 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
Los Angeles County has nearly 830,000 cases, accounting for about one-third of the statewide total.
According to previous reports, the ultra-high infection rate has overburdened the local health care system.
At present, the number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 in Los Angeles is 7,697, of which 21% are being treated in intensive care units.
What worries medical staff most is that there is no available intensive care unit in the whole Los Angeles area.