The county’s public health director Barbara Ferrer said during a press briefing that a move to the state’s “Red” tier would allow a wider range of business reopening.
According to Ferrer, about 800 people are hospitalized due to COVID-19, with another 1,148 cases of coronovirus, totaling 256,148 from the epidemic.
LA County is currently the most restrictive at the level of “purple” or the state’s four-level virus tracking roadmap.
With a seven-day average test positivity rate of around 3.2%, the county is poised to move to a less-restrictive level, but the average new case number to pursue the “red” tier is still in the range of seven cases per 100,000 Are up. .
Ferrer said the numbers in all categories have been trending downward for the past six weeks, following a spike seen after the fourth day of the July holiday weekend.
“If we do not see an increase in cases and hospitals related to activities on Labor Day and we continue to reduce our community rate
In the coming weeks, we can enter Tier 2, which is low
Restrictive level, sometimes in October, ”said Ferrer.
Health officials have repeatedly said that they will not consider it anymore
Business reopens in the county at least by the end of September, and Ferrer himself came under fire last week when he suggested that the county not reopen until after the presidential election.
Ferrer later clarified his statements, saying there was no connection between the plans and the reopening of the election.