There’s been rising pessimism over the previous week in regards to the return of a brand new coronavirus surge throughout Southern California and past, this one burning rapidly by largely unvaccinated teams because of the far more transmissible (and probably extra extreme) delta variant. And whereas the quickly rising numbers of COVID-19 circumstances and hospitalizations are removed from the alarming heights of final winter’s lethal surge, they’ve as soon as once more reached the numbers seen final summer time. On July 13, 2020 — and with numbers mirroring these of as we speak — Gov. Gavin Newsom introduced a statewide closure for indoor eating, all simply weeks after a broad reopening.
And notably, a number of the county’s largest confirmed office COVID-19 outbreaks within the present summer time 2021 surge are occurring at eating places and bars.
Per the Los Angeles County Division of Public Well being and compiled by