Long Beach, California 2020-10-17 19:00:16 –
Mayor of Long Beach, Robert Garcia, announced this message on Saturday, October 17th. He updates weekly about the city’s situation as the new coronavirus outbreaks.
We are now on the state blueprint for a safer economy for four weeks, which gives us the ability to start seeing some trends. Long Beach continues to keep cases from growing too high, with fewer hospitalizations and better recovery rates, but there are still many new cases to get out of the purple layer and begin a wider resumption. You can.
The LA County positive rate is 3.7% and the county case rate is 7.6 / 100,000, unfortunately up from last week. Here in Long Beach, the positive rate remains at 3.3%, but today’s case rate is 7.1 / 100,000, which the state considers to be a “widespread COVID.”
This means that Los Angeles County, including Long Beach, remains firmly in the most restrictive tier and will be there for at least two more weeks before we can consider moving to Red.
To move to this less restrictive demographic, our area can have up to 7 infections per 100,000 inhabitants for at least two weeks.
We all need to be very clear that this pandemic is not over. If we are wise and do not follow science, it can easily get worse. As I mentioned last week, data from countries where temperatures have already dropped and more time is spent indoors show that COVID-19 infection rates are rising. This is very worrisome to me. You are.
Here at Long Beach, COVID-19 killed four more than last week, bringing the death toll since March to 254. The city also reported 40 cases of the virus, for a total of 12,471 cases.
The good news is that we have a better understanding of new treatments and how COVID works in the human body, but the situation remains fundamentally unchanged. Faced with a serious virus that has killed more than one million people worldwide, there is no cure or vaccine to date.
We all want schools and businesses to reopen. And we all want to meet friends and family again, but remember that following data and science is to make us all safer and more stable in the economy. It will not be.
So I want your continued patience, courage, and cooperation. And double your efforts to maintain proper physical distance, avoid large numbers of people, cover your face, wash your hands, and stay home if you feel sick. ..
We all have the opportunity to make a difference. Our choices will determine our future. Do the right thing for our healthcare professionals, the most vulnerable people in our community, and everyone who works to contain this virus so that we can return to our lives. let’s do it.