The number of COVID-19-positive patients in LA County hospitals inched upward again, reaching a level nearly six times higher than just one month ago.
Long Beach Fire Department crews were helping search for the diver, who’d gone missing off the oil platform Elly.
Witnesses reported a Toyota Prius in the HOV lane was fully engulfed in flames and that the driver was still inside.
A port official said the 64-year-old was struck by a vehicle near a container terminal at the port, in what police called an industrial accident.
The U.S. Coast Guard was assisting local agencies including the Long Beach Fire Department, which responded to the area where the diver went missing.
“The extraordinarily high number of new cases reflects worrisome rates of community transmission,” the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said Saturday.
Authorities responded to the 300 block of Mediterranean Way regarding an “industrial accident” where a man was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
The majority of deaths reported this week occurred in people who became infected after Dec. 20, when the omicron variant was circulating widely, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
aymond Sean Clark, now 47, is facing 25 years to life in state prison in connection with his plea to one count each of first-degree murder and arson causing great bodily injury, according to Ricardo Santiago with the LosAngeles County District Attorney’s Office.
The number of daily cases per 100,000 residents in Long Beach dropped slightly for the first time in weeks, with 221.1 cases, down from 279.5 on Tuesday.