Los Angeles Residents Urged to Avoid Non-essential Travel as Spring Break Season Begins

Los Angeles–While COVID-19 numbers have decreased, transmission remains widespread here in Los Angeles County and in many states and countries.  Public health officials urge residents to avoid all non-essential travel and stay within 120 miles from their place of residence.

A Travel Advisory remains in effect in Los Angeles County. Anyone who is arriving to Los Angeles County must self-quarantine for 10 days.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 119 new deaths and 2,253 new cases of COVID-19 today. To date, Public Health identified 1,198,098 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 21,778 deaths.

There are 1,401 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized and 32% of these people are in the ICU. Testing results are available for more than 5,866,000 individuals with 19% of people testing positive. Today’s daily test positivity rate is 2.5%.

Of the 119 new deaths reported today, 43 people that passed away were over the age of 80, 41 people who died were between the ages of 65 and 79, 21 people who died were between the ages of 50 and 64, six people who died were between the ages of 30 and 49, and one person who died was between the ages of 18 and 29. Six deaths were reported by the City of Long Beach and one death was reported by the City of Pasadena.

Public Health’s compliance teams continue to inspect businesses across the County every day. Inspectors review compliance with the Los Angeles County Health Officer Order, identify violations, and issue citations for businesses out of compliance. From February 18 through February 28, a total of 88 citations were issued to businesses including many restaurants and gyms for noncompliance with Health Officer Orders. Since the end of August, a total of 1,101 citations have been issued.

COVID-19 vaccine remains limited. As more vaccine comes into L.A. County.