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Fri Mar 5, 2021, 04:48 AM

With variants looming, LA County officials caution against long-distance travel over Spring Break

After a long spell of encouraging statistical news, Los Angeles County climbed above 2,200 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, March 4, the highest single-day total in nearly two weeks.

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19, however, continued to fall. According to state figures, there were 1,341 people hospitalized in the county as of Thursday, with 429 people in intensive care, the lowest numbers the county has reported since Nov. 19.

But the county reported 2,253 new infections, the highest single-day number since Feb. 20, when 2,393 cases were announced. Health officials said they will be closely monitoring new case numbers, and other indicators, in hopes the bump doesn’t become a trend.

Those numbers, combined with increasing concern over swiftly growing variants, spurred public health officials to warn that travel over Spring Break could derail a pandemic recovery that could be only weeks away from seeing significant restrictions lifted.

Read more: https://www.dailynews.com/2021/03/04/with-variants-looming-la-county-officials-caution-against-long-distance-travel-over-spring-break/

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