Covid Death, Hospitalization Records Shattered in LA County

In a month of new Covid milestones where each day seems to surpass the grim records set the day before, Wednesday’s report by Los Angeles County officials of over 21,000 new infections and a record-breaking 138 deaths in a single day highlights both the brute force of infection spread and a hospital system about to be overrun.

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Judge Wants More Evidence for LA County Ban on Outdoor Dining

A Los Angeles County judge upheld a ban on outdoor dining for the second time Wednesday, though county health officials will need to show why the ban — meant to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus — should remain while the rest of California allows restaurants to serve customers outdoors.

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