L.A. County Health Director Barbara Ferrer reported the new death figures and said 18 skilled nursing facilities reported three or more cases.
The County ordered the closures in response to large beach and trail gatherings last weekend. The five new deaths bring the L.A. County total to 26. The number of cases in the county have tripled in the last six days.
The eviction ordinance covers both residential and commercial rentals. The City Council vote came in a "special" council meeting that was done by teleconference to reflect the "Safer at Home" guidelines.
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced the highest daily death toll of the pandemic. The department director broke down the math and projected 1 million people could be infected with COVID-19 if social distancing is not practiced.
L.A. County reports the death of a child – the first in the county and possibly the U.S. – with three other deaths including one in Long Beach. Sheriff Villanueva clarifies gun shops are non-essential, and releases 1,700 inmates.
The L.A. County Department of Public Health reported two more deaths and over 100 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the county-wide totals to seven deaths and 536 cases. The Department of Public Health also released a break down of cases by age range. The County announced the acquisition of 20,000 kits, with the ability to test 5,000 people per day.
The AUSD lunch program for all district students will continue next week at three elementary schools. Distance Learning opportunities will begin officially in the district on Monday. And it was announced that school closures would be extended to May 5.
The Sheraton Fairplex in Pomona will house those isolated due to COVID-19. The Fairplex grounds will open for first responders' childcare and a food bank.
Alhambra's action came shortly after L.A. City and County officials ordered nonessential businesses to close and urged new limits on sizes of gatherings. In Alhambra, emergency Police and Fire services will continue to operate as well as ACT Bus and Senior Ride service, trash, water and public works.
L.A. County's second death was in the Pasadena-area. The deceased is a man with underlying health issues, between the ages of 30 and 50, according to the health department. The county's message: coronavirus is here and everyone needs to respond for the good of the community. SGV cities are preparing – check out their resources.