L.A. County Coronavirus Update: Mayor Eric Garcetti Announces New Interactive Covid Map, Responds To Congress’ New Stimulus Check
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a new tool to help LA County's residents be more careful during the dark periods of the coronavirus pandemic.
On Monday, Garcetti unveiled a new interactive map of Los Angeles that would provide Angelenos with real-time information on infection rates and deaths in different neighborhoods. In addition to the visualization of real-time information about the coronavirus in Los Angeles, the new card also offers quick access to the registration of Covid-19 tests.
Garcetti's announcement comes as Los Angeles Public Health officials confirm 11,271 new Covid-19 cases, 56 deaths and 5,709 current hospitalizations. With deaths increasing and cases increasing daily, Los Angeles is far from clear, Garcetti said. The mayor, whose own daughter tested positive for Covid-19, said Angelenos needed to be more vigilant to protect himself and those around him, especially during the festivities.
"Your decisions will save lives or result in more deaths," he repeated several times during Monday's briefing.
The Los Angeles official said lack of care in the final weeks of 2020 could lead to waves that will translate into a "crashing wave" of Covid-19 cases and related deaths in January, according to public health officials , including Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Barbara Ferrer had already predicted.
Although Garcetti was optimistic about the first batches of the Covid-19 vaccine, he put Washington D.C. for the lack of additional support for American citizens. On Monday, Congress reached a compromise on a second aid package that will hand the Americans a $ 600 check.
"Six hundred dollars is not enough. We are being forced to try to fill this gap, it should have been twice that," he said. "Let's not kid ourselves, it is nowhere near what our country needs or deserves from our tax money."
He continued to exclaim those on the hill, "As we approach 2021, I tell Washington, your job isn't done, not anywhere near it." Stand up for the American people. "
Check out Garcetti's full briefing below.
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