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The Los Angeles County + University of Southern California (LAC+USC) Medical Center has announced they have a total of five patients hospitalized for Covid, which comes as the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health prepares to re-activate mask mandates.
Fox News’ Bill Melugin wrote on Twitter, “NEW: One of LA County’s largest hospitals, @LACUSCMedCenter, announces they have only 5 patients being treated *for* COVID & none are severe. @lapublichealth will announce decision on a new mask mandate today, & their chief of comms @Morrow_Brett has gone private on Twitter.”
According to Fox News, the LAC+USC Medical Center’s Covid numbers are up from three patients being treated last week.
The LA County Department of Public Health announced on July 14 that they were likely going to reimpose mask mandates for indoor spaces starting Friday, July 29 because LA County had reached a “high” level of COVID-19 infections, despite the death rate remaining low. LA County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer told reporters during a briefing Thursday, “we have a ton of transmission right now” and endorsed the measure.
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