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LA County Will Give Businesses A Few Days To Adjust Before New Safer-At-Home Order Kicks In

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L.A. County officials are still working out the timing and details of the new safer-at-home order, Health Officer Dr. Muntu Davis said today.

When the order does come, he added, it won’t kick in immediately, so that businesses will have some time to "understand what's coming" and make any needed adjustments.

"So we will make an announcement and then hopefully a few days after that, three days, it would go into effect," Davis said.

Health officials announced another 4,311 COVID-19 cases today, and 49 deaths.

The rate of infection continues to rise; health officials estimate that one of every 145 people in the county are now infected with the virus and able to transmit it to others.

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"This doesn't include people that are currently hospitalized or isolated at home,'' said County Health Services Director Dr. Christina Ghaly.

Hospitalizations are also on the rise. There are now 1,682 coronavirus patients in local hospitals — that's more than twice as many as there were one month ago.

That raises fears about overwhelming medical facilities and their staffs.

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