Ferrer pointed to steady declines in hospitalization numbers, which were averaging around 2,200 patients a day in mid-July but have now dropped below 2,000, and in average daily rates of positive tests, which leveled off over the course of last month to average between 8% and 8.8% in recent days.
The victim was killed during a string of shootings in the area, including a deadly attack at a candlelight vigil in his honor.
Officials announced 4,825 new cases in the county, but said about 2,000 over those cases can be attributed to a backlog in results from the state’s laboratory reporting system that occurred between last Thursday and Sunday.
Los Angeles County has reported one of its lowest recent daily totals of new coronavirus cases, but attributed the dip to delays in tests results from the state, indicating higher numbers will likely result in coming days as the backlog clears.
Criminals involved in the Contact Tracing Scam request Social Security numbers, financial information, money, immigration status and other sensitive information not required for authentic contact tracing.
Officials from Long Beach Transit previously said ridership fare revenue was down 97% in April and May.
A state appeals court panel Wednesday upheld a Long Beach man’s conviction for gunning down the mother of his three children in her Bellflower apartment.
The ruling comes on the heels of newly released data which show that Black riders in Long Beach were disproportionately stopped by the LBPD on suspicion of fare evasion last year.
“In the first six months of 2020, COVID-19 killed more than twice as many people as the flu did over an eight-month period,” Ferrer said. “…Unlike the flu, there is no vaccine for COVID-19 at this time.”
The proposal was met with opposition from some committee members who said the inclusion of a social justice course option would still allow students to graduate without ever taking a traditional ethnic studies’ class on the history of the Latino, Black, Asian-American or Native-American communities.