The city on Monday reported 7,854 new COVID-19 infections, an extremely high number that came partially from a backlog in test results, officials said.
A customer shot and killed an employee at a bar called the Crow’s Nest in the Westside neighborhood late Sunday, police said.
“We’re seeing that the kids of color, the kids in poverty, the kids who are the furthest from success, they were the ones harmed the greatest,” one official said.
Ante el récord diario de infecciones por COVID-19, la ciudad de Long Beach ha comenzado a ofrecer vacunas de refuerzo para niños de 12 a 15 años y para niños inmunocomprometidos de 5 a 11 años.
Long Beach on Thursday reported 1,939 new cases and five additional deaths. Just under 30% of people are now testing positive for the virus.
Long Beach is behind the rest of L.A. County, where about 43% of residents 18 and older have received a booster dose, according to the CDC.
Boosters were previously only authorized for those 16 and older. The booster will be Pfizer brand, as Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are only authorized for those 18 and older.
In response to the huge testing demand, the city on Monday opened a new mass testing site in the former Boeing parking lot, near 3590 E. Wardlow Road, capable of testing more than 3,000 people a day.
Aquí están las órdenes actualizadas para aislar y poner en cuarentena si está expuesto o infectado con COVID-19.
The city reported a testing positivity rate of 23% percent on Wednesday, meaning nearly one in four people who test for COVID-19 are now testing positive. That number is up from just 3% two weeks ago.