With one new infection announced today, West Hollywood now has 173 confirmed COVID-19 infections.
The Los Angeles County Health Department today reported 1,843 new infections, bringing that to a total of 47,822 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the county. There have been 27 new deaths, bringing that 2,143.
The Health Department’s COVID-19 dashboard today reports that2,801 West Hollywood residents have been tested for the virus. The previously published count was 2,391. Four West Hollywood residents have died of COVID-19-related infections.
As of today, the number of confirmed infections in Beverly Hills grew by three to 137. The number of infections in Culver City has increased by one to 137. The number of infections in the Hollywood neighborhood has increased by seven to 260. The number of confirmed infections in the Melrose neighborhood increased by 13 to a total of 530.
As of Friday, the City of West Hollywood began requiring that all people wear face coverings in public. The requirement has drawn criticism from some residents who have argued that face coverings have no impact on transmission of the virus, which is not true. Such coverings have been determined to reduce the likelihood that an infected person can transmit the COVID-19 virus through the air by coughing or sneezing or even talking. Some people who are infected may be unaware of it and not showing symptoms at first.
The best protection against COVID-19 continues to be to wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands, self-isolate if you are sick, practice physical distancing (especially by staying at home) and wear a clean face covering when in contact with others from outside your household.
The Health Department states that “People who have underlying health conditions remain at much greater risk for serious illness from COVID-19, so it will continue to be very important for the county’s vulnerable residents to stay at home as much as possible, to have groceries and medicine delivered, and to call their providers immediately if they have even mild symptoms.”
Residents with questions about the COVID-19 pandemic and who are looking for resources to deal with it can find answers on the City of West Hollywood’swebsite. Here is a list of links to sections about particular subjects and issues: