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Coronavirus Today: When will it peak?

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I’m Diya Chacko, and it’s Thursday, March 26. Here’s what’s happening with the coronavirus outbreak, as the number of confirmed cases dramatically rises in California and beyond. You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times. The U.S. has overtaken Italy and China as the country with the most confirmed cases, and California is seeing a major spike, including in Los Angeles County. So how much longer will confirmed cases and deaths keep exploding? Many of those people got sick before social-distancing rules were imposed statewide, and L.A. County officials hope such measures now underway will eventually slow the growth. But they also say Californians should brace for far more cases and deaths. “If there are 1,000 people who are positive and each one of those people  Los Angeles News infects two other people ... within a few weeks, there could be a million people infected in L.A. County,” said Barbara Ferrer, county health director. Doc

L.A. County reports 9 new coronavirus-related deaths as cases explode to more than 1,200

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As both the number of confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths in Los Angeles County rose by more than half Thursday, public health officials warned that the trajectory of new infections would likely grow dire in the coming weeks. . Health officials reported nine new deaths, bringing the death toll to 21. Officials also reported 421 more confirmed cases of the virus, for a total of 1,229, an increase of 52% over Wednesday. “There is no projection in which a couple weeks from now, we’re doing fine,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Thursday night. "... A week or two from now, we will have images like we’re seeing in New York here in Los Angeles.” New York, the national epicenter of the coronavirus crisis, has had 385 deaths, more  Los Angeles News than four times as many as California. Hospitals there need thousands more ventilators to keep the most serious COVID-19 patients breathing. Of the people in Los Angeles County who tested positive, 253 — or roughly

'If I get it, I die': homeless residents say inhumane shelter conditions will spread coronavirus

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Southern California homeless shelter residents say long-running unsanitary and inhumane conditions now put them at severe risk of death amid the rapid spread of the coronavirus. As California officials this week urged millions of residents to stay inside and avoid physical contact to slow the spread of Covid-19, people living in several overcrowded homeless shelters in Orange county say they continue to sleep in rows of beds within a few feet of Los Angeles News each other, and that they often lack basic hygiene supplies and amenities. The residents report a variety of serious problems, including empty soap dispensers, a lack of toilet paper, no hot water, broken sinks, no working thermometers, blood-stained walls and infrequent cleaning. They worry the shelters are ill-prepared to cope once the spread of the virus intensifies in the US. “It’s appalling. One person gets a cough and everyone gets it,” said Wendy Powitzky, 49, who has been living at the La Mesa shelter in A

‘This is life or death’: homeless families reclaim vacant homes to survive virus outbreak

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Several Los Angeles families who have been forced to live in cars, shelters and other unsafe situations have seized control of 13 vacant homes owned by the government, with the goal of staying indefinitely – and staying alive. The takeover comes as California’s homelessness crisis and the Los Angeles News escalating coronavirus outbreak have collided to create a catastrophe threatening thousands of lives. 'If I get it, I die': homeless residents say inhumane shelter conditions will spread coronavirus  Read more “To me, this is life or death,” said Benito Flores, 64, who has been living out of his van for years and moved into a vacant two-bedroom house on Wednesday. Wearing a face mask and standing inside the dusty home as volunteers cleaned, Flores explained that he is diabetic and at risk of serious illness or worse if he catches Covid-19. “By doing this, I’m giving myself a chance at living and surviving this crisis.” The homeless residents and their sup

Stan Kasten discuss what comes next after coronavirus shutdown

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Team president and CEO Stan Kasten warned against any speculation about when a 2020 schedule might begin, though he said he remains optimistic a “substantial season” of games will be played. “In talking with the commissioner and the health authorities, I think it’s really important for us not to speculate on those things because different people have different guesses and we would be misleading fans if we convinced them that one opinion is right and one is wrong,” Kasten said. “We just don’t know.” Kasten did say that all “field-facing” elements of the stadium Los Angeles News renovation project are nearly completed and would have been ready for the Dodgers’ home opener, originally scheduled for Thursday against the San Francisco Giants. “Our guys are really highly motivated. So it’s not as much a concern (about their inactivity) as it is just keeping everyone connected as much as we can. (Strength and conditioning coaches) Brandon McDaniel and Travis Smith are kind of

California’s chief justice suspends jury trials in superior courts statewide for 60 days

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California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye on Monday suspended all jury trials in California’s superior courts for 60 days and allowed courts to immediately adopt new rules to address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The order follows moves last week by state courts throughout Los Angeles News Southern California to limit their operations. Los Angeles County Superior Court Presiding Judge Kevin C. Brazile also Monday signed an order restricting access to all Los Angeles County courthouses to judges, commissioners, court staff and authorized persons until further notice. Cantil-Sakauye said her order is aimed at ensuring California courts can meet stringent health directives, such as maintaining a 6-foot distance from others, to  Press Release Distribution Services In Los Angeles curb the spread of the coronavirus. “Courts cannot comply with these health restrictions and continue to operate as they have in the past,” Cantil-Sakauye. “Court proceedings

California unemployment claims surge since coronavirus outbreak

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Rams quarterback Jared Goff and offensive lineman Andrew Whitworth are funding 2 million meals for Los Angeles residents to help kick off a virtual telethon that will be hosted by the Rams and ABC7 on March 24. The Rams' telethon, in partnership with ABC7, will benefit the United Way of Greater Los Angeles' pandemic relief fund. Goff and Whitworth are donating a combined $500,000 to the  Los Angeles News Regional Food Bank to finance the meals, according to a joint statement released Thursday. United Way LA creates a Pandemic Relief Fund to support most vulnerable populations Donations will be used to provide disease prevention services to the homeless, to support low income workers and those at risk of becoming homeless. "There are so many people in need right now and we want to do everything we can to help our Los Angeles community," Goff said. The fundraiser is scheduled to be held March 24 from 4 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. More details about

Amid coronavirus, West Hollywood’s LGBTQ community hears echoes of the AIDS crisis

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California already faced a shortage of more than 1 million homes for low-income families before the novel coronavirus hit. And now many advocates, economists and politicians say the pandemic is only going to make the situation worse. Major job losses, particularly in low-wage restaurant and hospitality sectors, and what will probably be severely depressed tax revenues for California and its cities, could create an even greater need for affordable housing at a time when the government has less money available to help finance it. “There are all these households that are one Los Angeles News paycheck away from not being able to pay their rent,” said Carolina Reid, faculty research advisor at UC Berkeley’s Terner Center for Housing Innovation. “Well, now that paycheck is gone. And there’s no prospect for when that paycheck is coming back.” On Thursday, Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered all 40 million Californians to stay at home — with limited exemptions for crucial businesses, s

Tech, faith teams around region Mass amid coronavirus crisis

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“Being able to bring the celebration of the Eucharist and the Word of God directly to our community of faith is a great blessing,” said Los Angeles Archbishop José H. Gomez. “Our Catholic community is doing our part to limit the spread of this global public health threat by suspending Masses at all parishes for the first time in the history of our Archdiocese. Even though we cannot publicly gather in communion to celebrate our faith together during these difficult times, I encourage our faithful to continue to participate in the Holy Mass via television, radio and online so that we may continue to pray together for the Lord’s grace and mercy in our time of need.” The Archdiocese of Los Angeles made accomodations for Spanish-speaking churchgoers, and for parishioners without internet or cable access, through a special partnership   Los Angeles News   with Univision’s local UniMas KFTR-TV, Channel 46, Monday-Friday and Sunday at 7 a.m. In Orange County, Most Rev. Kevin Va

Garcetti vows more coronavirus tests, reminds LA: six feet matters

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Sunday, March 22, announced plans to increase testing for the novel coronavirus of those who are in the most high-risk categories and most vulnerable. Garcetti didn’t offer specifics on how the testing will work but said the numbers will increase day by day and eventually could be made available to neighbouring cities. “We’re going to launch a portal for people at high risk so they find information and get help,” Garcetti said referring to those who have symptoms, are 65 and older or both. Los Angeles news “They are at the greatest risks of dying if they contract Covid-19.” Garcetti also discussed the needed 6-foot social distance requirement, pleading for people to stay home and honour the rule. “This is serious,” he said. “Six feet matters. “There is no exception unless you’re a first responder or critical worker. These are difficult changes we are Press Release Distribution Services In Los Angeles  making but they are going to

Coronavirus Today: A weekend at home

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Around the nation and the world The U.S. and Mexico have agreed to restrict all nonessential travel across their shared border, President Trump said Friday. But even a partial closure of the border is likely to affect Mexico’s struggling economy, which appears headed for a recession. Activists are pleading with officials to take preventive measures to protect incarcerated people, saying prison and jail overcrowding is a life-or-death issue. The American Civil Liberties Union has called for the immediate release of inmates who are over the age of 65 or have an underlying medical condition and whose sentences would be completed within the next two years. Miami Beach usually swarmed this time of year with budget-minded students seeking cheap hotel rooms and plentiful booze, has been shut down, leaving the city almost unrecognizable. “Spring break is cancelled,” Mayor Dan Gelber said. Celebrities are taking to social media to denounce racism toward Asian  Los Angeles

Coronavirus Today: A weekend at home

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The budget woes have left California desperate for more resources. Intensive care beds at Los Angeles County‘s emergency-room hospitals are already at or near capacity, even as those facilities have doubled the number available for COVID-19 patients. Because of the continuing shortage of test kits, the county health department has instructed doctors not to bother testing symptomatic patients if a positive result won’t change their treatment decisions. Health workers will have to make choices about which patients receive scarce resources like hospital beds and ventilators. “We have to decide who must die and whom we shall keep alive,” said one doctor in Italy, where the death toll has already passed 3,400. Besides navigating wrenching ethical dilemmas, doctors, nurses and other hospital workers say their anxiety levels are rising as they hear about medical workers falling sick not just in Italy and China, but in the U.S. as well. “We’re going to start dropping like flies,” said one

Los Angeles In Danger News Update

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Los Angeles In Danger? Public university systems to classes online beginning March 19 and will ask students to work remotely for the remainder of the academic year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday.The news of system closures for both the State University of New York and the City University of New York, which collectively enrol more than 700,000 students at 90 campuses, is just the latest in a wave of colleges and universities making aggressive decisions to stem the spread of the coronavirus. The announcement makes New York the first state with such a sprawling public higher education system to do so."CUNY and SUNY, starting March 19th, will move to a distance learning model," Cuomo said. "Both systems will be doing that. CUNY will help reduce the density in New York City. SUNY will help reduce the density in downstate New York."   Danger News Update A man looks over the city as he walks his dog on March 17, 2020, in Barcelona, Spain. As part of t

Los Angeles Latest News About COVID -19

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Los Angeles Latest News COVID -19  Centres in the U.S. cancelled their administration of the SAT college entrance exam to students as planned for March 14 – the latest interruption to American life caused by the coronavirus. The administration of the SAT is also cancelled countrywide in 17 countries, including places like China, Italy, Japan, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates. It's unclear how many of the closures in the U.S. listed on the College Board's web site are directly related to the coronavirus since testing centres can also close for various other reasons, like facilities issues or a conflicting event. Los Angeles News About COVID -19   A man looks over the city as he walks his dog on March 17, 2020, in Barcelona, Spain. As part of the measures against the virus expansion, the Government has declared a 15-day state of emergency. The Government of Spain has strengthened up its quarantine rules, shutting all commercial activities except for pharmaci

Los Angeles Affected By Corona Virus

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Los Angeles Breaking News On this night, with the looming NCAA basketball tournament and so many other events and betting opportunities cancelled or postponed, only a few customers straggled in.“It’s usually packed on Saturdays. Especially this time last year considering how it’s March Madness and around the time of St. Patrick’s Day,” she said. “I’m worried I’ll be laid off. My dad, who works at the Aria buffet, has already gotten laid off. I’ve never seen Los Angeles News like this.”Cyprian Uba, a 62-year-old taxi driver who moved from Nigeria to Los Angeles 10 years ago, said that he waited more than three hours at the airport Saturday before finally picking up a passenger.“It’s never been like this before,” he said. “Traffic is super light. It wasn’t even like this during the recession.”Raul Cortes, a 45-year-old plastic surgeon from Miami who planned to attend the 2020 Physician Wellness and Financial Literacy Conference, said he tried to minimize physical contact with others

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Brings a New Way of Traveling

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Traveling heals. Irrespective of the place, creed, caste, or profession, traveling is on everyone's list. With professional & personal pressure of everyday lives, something that can cope with all of it is requisite, and that’s undoubtedly traveling, for everyone. One cannot deny the fact that traveling is a healer. And, apart from that, it’s a way of celebration, which brings with it happiness, positivity, peace & most importantly a plethora of learning opportunities. However, planning vacation needs insurmountable patience, time & money. That is when one needs a platform that would plan vacation packages on behalf of them. Leisure.com, in order to help voracious travelers, banish the hassle of planning, has come up with this special category that tells everything about vacation packages around the world including Antarctica, Asia, Europe, Middle East, South Pacific & Latin America. The category has a list of countries, where one can find every little informat