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'Every Single Person Who Dies... That's A Loved One'

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Above is the scene today at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds where they are prepping for an influx in COVID-19 patients.

At an earlier news briefing, L.A. County's top health official said the death rate — 1% locally and about 1.5% nationally — has been higher than for the flu.

You can imagine if we have thousands and thousands and thousands of people infected, then 1% becomes a large number. And every single person who dies, that's a story. That's a loved one. That's a person who other people care about and they're gonna miss.

— L.A. County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer

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