Los Angeles County Health Officer Drs. “Very excited that the Lakers are going to play this next game,” Mantu Davis said. “And we just want to remind people, the safest way to convince all of our teams, both the Lakers and the Dodgers, is to do it in the comfort of your own home.”Officials worry that large public gatherings after the Games may slow the county’s progress in reducing some COVID-19 cases.
Davis said the county is also able to reduce mortality and outbreaks in skilled nursing facilities.
For the week of September 20, he said, about two-thirds of skilled nursing facilities were reporting no current outbreaks, an improvement from two weeks earlier when about half of them were reporting outbreaks.
Cooperation with county liaison trailers has also improved.
More people are providing contact tracers with information about their contacts, he said. Since early August, approximately 63% of cases have provided at least one contact for follow-up. But there are others who have refused or who have not arrived.
“Talking of cases and identifying their close contacts is an important part of reducing the transmission of COVID-19,” Davis said. “We encourage anyone receiving a call from public health to talk to our contactors.”
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