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The Rate of COVID-19 Infections Among Latinos In LA County Is Steadily Climbing

Rina Chavarria, center, with her 12-year-old son and 20-year-old daughter. Chavarria contracted COVID-19 in late April. Co-workers and neighbors have gotten sick, too. (Courtesy Rina Chavarria/UFCW770)
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Starting at the end of April, L.A. County saw a surge in infections among Latinos, according to an LAist analysis of data from the county public health department.

Experts say the spike may be attributed to more testing, but certainly not all of it.

Many Latinos in LA county are essential workers like, grocery store clerks, janitors, construction workers -- Angelenos who cannot work from home.

In some communities of color, including Latinos, families are more likely to live with a number of family members, which can make it hard for someone who got the coronavirus to isolate.

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