Los Angeles could lock down as soon as Sunday following a record-high number of coronavirus infections on Thursday, a county health official said.
A Sunday lockdown would bar any Thanksgiving gatherings this upcoming week. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended against travel and gathering on the holiday.
Los Angeles tallied a record 5,031 new coronavirus cases Thursday. L. A. County Health Officer Dr. Muntu Davis said the average number of cases over the past two days was 4,500. If cases average over 4,500 for five consecutive days, the county will issue a safer-at-home order as it did in the spring, shuttering all non-essential businesses and urging Angelenos to leave only for necessities or essential work. It also would include a countywide curfew of 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Davis pointed out that cases rose 68% from Oct. 28 to Nov. 10.
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