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TO UPDATE: At the end of Thanksgiving weekend, the Los Angeles County Department of Health reported the latest data on COVID-19 cases on Sunday afternoon. Public Health has reported 16 new deaths and 5,014 new positive cases, the latter marking a surge in the numbers on Saturday.

So far there have been 7,639 deaths and 395,843 positive cases. There are currently 2,049 people in hospital with COVID-19, with 24% in intensive care. Of the more than 3,712,000 people tested; 10% of all people tested positive.

COVID-19 Daily Update:
November 29, 2020
New cases: 5,014 (previously 395,843)
New deaths: 16 (previously 7,639)
Current hospital stays: 2,049 pic.twitter.com/1xXlqAtERj

– LA Public Health (@lapublichealth) November 29, 2020

PREVIOUS: Los Angeles residents may have trudged through the Thanksgiving holiday during the Covid-19 pandemic, but Los Angeles Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer said Saturday that the county is far from clear.

During a press conference, Ferrer confirmed a total of 3,143 new Covid-19 cases, as well as 19 deaths and 1,951 hospital stays. The recent number of coronavirus cases may be lower than in the past few weeks as a number of test centers across the county have closed for Thanksgiving. According to Ferrer, Angelenos can expect the number of cases to rise when testing facilities reopen in the coming week.

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The latest statistics come a day after Los Angeles officials issued another home security order on Friday. Starting Monday, November 30th through December 20, Los Angeles residents should stay home as much as possible and limit their exposure to people outside their immediate households where possible.

“If we really care about each other, and we do care about the key people who take risks every day, we don’t have to meet anyone outside of our immediate household, at least for the immediate future,” advised Ferrer.

Ferrer also announced that various companies will have to adhere to the guidelines for maximum maximum customer capacity in the coming weeks. Non-essential services can only be opened to a maximum capacity of 20% and major retail stores to a maximum capacity of 35%, making this holiday shopping season a challenge for customers and employees.

While Angelenos may be tempted to go to malls and celebrate the various winter holidays that are coming, it could put many family members at risk. She added that failure to follow official instructions and mask and social distancing ordinances can lead to tragic results.

“Dead people don’t get a second chance,” she said.

To date, Los Angeles County has identified a total of 390,891 Covid-19 cases and 7,623 deaths related to the coronavirus.

COVID-19 Daily Update:
November 28, 2020
New cases: 3,143 (previously 390,891)
New deaths: 19 (previously 7,623)
Current hospital stays: 1,951 pic.twitter.com/2OXjuqoTnq

– LA Public Health (@lapublichealth) November 28, 2020

A high number of daily cases and hospital stays are cause for concern: the new order aims to reduce the risk of transmission. Public health confirms 19 new deaths and 3,143 new positive cases from # COVID19. Further information can be found at https://t.co/5mEexqY2pc. pic.twitter.com/fyP87oez4E

– LA Public Health (@lapublichealth) November 28, 2020

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