Seeing the increasing number of outbreaks of grocery stores COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

LOS ANGELES (KABC) – Los Angeles County public health officials are investigating coronovirus outbreaks in about 500 businesses, many of which are grocery stores.

Using data from the Department of Public Health, the Los Angeles Times reported that there are 490 businesses under investigation for outbreaks, compared to 173 a month earlier.

Six outbreaks have been reported for the county at 4 low locations of food since the onset of the epidemic, three of which were logged earlier this month. An outbreak is defined as three or more cases among employees within a two-week period.

New outbreaks have also surfaced in the outlet, reports of three Trader Joe’s locations, two Whole Foods locations and three branches of Sprouts Farmers Market in December.

An analysis by the LA Times found an uptick in this month’s outbreaks that remained open during the epidemic, including bank pharmacies and hardware stores.

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The outbreak causes an unprecedented coronovirus infection rate seen in the region, marked by a breakthrough in the epidemic with vaccine rollout.

Once those groups have been vaccinated, priority will go to intermediate care and home health care workers, community health workers, public health sector employees and workers in primary care, corrective facility and urgent care clinics. Lab technicians, dental workers and pharmacy staff will be ahead.

After that, people 75 and older, with essential workers, including primary respondents, teachers, school staff, day care workers, construction workers, correctional workers, postal workers, public transit, food and agricultural workers, and the grocery store Priority will increase. staff.

The next ones will be people 65 and older, people 16 years and older, who have significant underlying health conditions that place them at high risk of serious illness.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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