COVID-19 continues to surge in West Hollywood and the entire United States as the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic roars on.
In the past week, West Hollywood has seen 74 new cases and two more deaths reported. That brings the city to a cumulative total of 770 cases since the pandemic began in March and seven deaths.
Those are some sobering figures to consider especially since the numbers are expected to rise in the coming weeks. State and county officials fear that people gathering together for Thanksgiving will spark even greater spread of the virus.
Officials urged people to avoid large gatherings at Thanksgiving and to rethink travel plans. For those who do choose to travel, state officials have issued an advisory recommending people quarantine for 14 days upon return to the state.
Los Angeles County saw 15,169 new cases in the past week, for a daily average of 2,167 new cases a day.
The county has a cumulative total of 332,865 cases since the pandemic began. Some 88 people in LA County have died in the past week, bringing the county’s death toll to 7,246 since COVID began.
Below are the numbers for the past week for areas near West Hollywood:
- Beverly Hills – 28 new cases and zero new deaths in the past week for a total of 822 cases and 12 deaths.
- Culver City –26 new cases and no new deaths in the past week for a total of 478 cases and 28 deaths.
- Hollywood – 110 new cases and two new deaths in the past week for a total of 1,578 cases and 17 deaths.
- Melrose neighborhood – 109 new cases and one new death in the past week for a total of 2,356 cases and 75 deaths.
- Miracle Mile – a total of 245 cases and six deaths since the pandemic began.