COVID-19 Update: Los Angeles Facing Surge

West Angeles Church of God In Christ in located in the heart of the great city of Los Angeles, and Bishop Charles E. Blake is seen a symbol of leadership in the LA community.

With that, it is important that all members of West Angeles Church, under the guidance of Bishop, continue to take the COVID-19 pandemic seriously, especially considering some alarming numbers that emerged from this past weekend.

Los Angeles County officials reported that on Saturday, 3,780 new cases of the virus were detected, and on Sunday, there were 3,061 new cases detected, including three fatalities.

The weekend numbers are the highest since the virus reached its peak back in mid-July.

According to the LA Times, the county Department of Public Health is considering instituting a curfew across Los Angeles, so that businesses would not have to close, but their hours would be limited, in hopes of imploring LA citizens to stick to essential activities.

Restaurants and certain businesses are still prohibited from indoor operations.

In terms of LA County’s recent numbers, the LA Times laid it out on Monday:

The seven-day average of new cases has nearly doubled in recent weeks, with the county reporting about 2,371.9 new cases each day over the last week compared with 1,241.9 cases two weeks before that, according to a Los Angeles Times analysis.

Although hospitalizations haven’t yet reached the level seen during the summer, when there were more than 2,200 confirmed coronavirus patients in county hospitals, the number has shot up from a low of 687 in late September to 1,049 patients as of Saturday, raising concerns the increase could outpace the number of available intensive care beds.

More people are getting tested — 340,636 during the week ending Nov. 8, the highest weekly total since the start of the pandemic, according to data from the county.

West Angeles family, as we continue to navigate this difficult time in Los Angeles, in our country, and across the globe due to the pandemic, we ask that you please continue to take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your family.

Our health is of the utmost importance, and it remains vital that we continue to:

  • Wear our masks when we leave our homes
  • Wash our hands frequently
  • Maintain adequate distance when we leave our homes

We can’t wait to see you all again soon!

But for now, let’s do our part to keep those around us safe.