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Coronavirus: L.A. County reported 825 new cases and 26 more deaths, Oct. 19

Los Angeles County public health officials reported 825 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases to 1,479,421 as of Tuesday, Oct. 19. The total number of cases represents 15% of Los Angeles County’s population. Officials reported 26 more deaths linked to the coronavirus, for a total of 26,442 deaths since tracking […]

Coronavirus: Woman who refused to wear mask in Costa Mesa grocery store goes on trial

Marianne Campbell Smith - as well as a second woman who took a plea deal - are the only people to be criminally charged in Orange County after allegedly refusing to follow face-covering mandates at local businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic.

LAUSD reports overall high staff coronavirus vaccination rates

Overall, 97% of the approximately 73,000 employees in Los Angeles Unified have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot or have been granted a workplace accommodation due to a medical or religious exemption, the nation’s second-largest school district said Tuesday, Oct. 19, one day after its staff vaccine mandate went into effect.

COVID: Pfizer vaccine is 93% effective in preventing hospitalization among adolescents

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is 93% effective in preventing hospitalization due to Covid-19 among children ages 12 to 18, according to a study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Vaccine effectiveness differed only slightly within that age group, with 91% effectiveness for children age 12 to 15 and 94% effectiveness for those age 16 to 18.

LA County COVID-19 hospitalizations dip; officials pitch power of vaccinations

The county reported four more COVID-19 deaths on Monday, lifting the overall death toll from the virus to 26,418. Another 948 cases were also confirmed, giving the county a cumulative total from throughout the pandemic of 1,478,622.