Local health officials reported only two deaths from COVID-19 in Los Angeles County in the past 24 hours and 881 new cases on Monday. They also said that nearly 700 people across the county are staying in hospital with the disease.

Authorities recalled that the small number of new deaths and new cases reported today reflect a delay in reporting over the weekend.

Public Health has now identified 282,982 positive cases of COVID-19 in all areas of LA County and a total of 6,773 deaths.

“As we watch Indigenous Peoples Day, we ask everyone to look after the neighbors and limit the spread of COVID-19 by exercising physical distance, wearing a face covering, and washing your hands frequently,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Director of Public Health.

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Daily COVID-19 update:
October 12, 2020
New cases: 881 (previously 282,982)
New deaths: 2 (previously 6,773)
Current hospital stays: 693 pic.twitter.com/QW5DP0Dh34

– LA Public Health (@lapublichealth) October 12, 2020

Also on Monday, the state of California reported eight deaths over the same period, bringing the total to 16,672. State officials also confirmed 3,449 new cases of coronavirus, bringing California’s total to over 850,000. More than 16 million COVID-19 tests have been performed since the outbreak began.

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Department of Health today reminded people “who were in a crowd with non-household members” to get tested. The advice came the day after large crowds celebrated the Los Angeles Lakers who won their 17th NBA title.

If you were in a crowd with non-household members, especially if people were not wearing face covering and yelling / singing, you may have been exposed to COVID-19 if an infected person was also there. People can pass the virus on to others before they even know they have it.

– LA Public Health (@lapublichealth) October 12, 2020

Here is LA Public Health’s guide to people who have held large gatherings:

The Los Angeles County Department of Health has confirmed two new deaths and 881 new cases of confirmed COVID-19. The small number of new deaths and new cases reported today reflects a delay in reporting over the weekend.

COVID-19 continues to spread and remains easily spread among people who are in close contact with an infected person. If you were in a crowd with non-household members, especially if people were not wearing face coverings and yelling, chanting, and / or sang, you may have been exposed to COVID-19 if an infected person was also there. People can pass the virus on to others before they even know they have it.

It is very important that you stay away from other people, especially those who are at higher risk of developing seriously COVID-19, and monitor yourself for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days. This is important in order to prevent you from inadvertently transmitting COVID-19 to other people.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, masks are used in environments where people could raise their voices, such as in the office. B. Shouting, chanting, or chanting, highly recommended When someone raises their voice, their breath droplets that carry the virus continue to spread.

Public Health recommends that you get tested if you have been in a crowd or gathering where people were close together and did not wear face covering and / or kept their distance. By finding out if you are positive even if you don’t already have symptoms, you can quickly take steps to keep your family, friends, or co-workers from getting infected and get the medical care you need.

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