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Nelson County cases more than doubled in past 3-1/2 weeks

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Nelson County cases more than doubled in past 3-1/2 weeks

Two people have died of the virus in Meade County.

In March, about half of California's new infections were identified among people ages 18 to 49, according to an analysis by the Los Angeles Times. Officials with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported 60 new coronavirus-related deaths Wednesday, and Long Beach - which has its own health office - reported one new death.

Asymptomatic cases are a concern, health officers say, because people who are not exhibiting symptoms can be spreading COVID-19 without knowing. However, the Health Department's COVID-19 dashboard, which it recently redesigned, continues to report 239 infections in West Hollywood and four deaths.

Of the county's 88 total confirmed cases, 78 have met Kansas Department of Health and Environment recovery guidelines, the health department noted. So far this month, about two-thirds of new infections have been diagnosed among that age group, even though only 45% of Californians fall into that age range. The number of daily of hospitalizations has steadily increased to over 1,900 since July 1.

Barbara Ferrer, the L.A. County Director of Public Health, today spoke out again about the importance of wearing face coverings and maintaining distance from people when outside one's home.

92-percent of the BV County cases have recovered. The county's 33 active cases are the most since May 28.

For weeks, daily coronavirus deaths have remained steady even as the number of newly confirmed cases and hospitalizations have risen, a trend experts believe occurred as California's reopening accelerated in late May and people returned to pre-pandemic routines around Memorial Day, including returning to work and meeting at social gatherings. In past weeks, inspectors found large numbers of violations at restaurants and bars.

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