Just before the Governor made his announcement we were told that another "Stay at Home" order could be on the horizon for LA County, which recorded more than 5,000 new coronavirus cases today -- the most in a single day since the pandemic began.
Just today Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a limited stay-at-home order for California counties in the purple tier. LA County is in the purple tier.
County Health Officer Doctor Muntu Davis said Los Angeles County could be on its way to a stay-at-home order.
Just yesterday, officials said if the county reaches a 5-day average of 4,500 cases or more, we could see another stay-at-home order for several weeks. Davis says if the numbers remain high, we could hit that as early as Sunday.
"In terms of the Safer at Home order, I think it's really something we have to discuss and make a determination on how fast that order will go in place. I will say if our numbers are really that high, something needs to be done very differently both either with our orders but really in practice in the community. Because that is where most things are happening in order to slow that spread. I think we are still discussing and making that determination. We are really hoping we won't get there to have to issue a Safer at Home order," he says.
Another 29 people have died from COVID in the County – six were residents of skilled nursing facilities and two reported by the City of Long Beach.