123 COVID Cases In Malibu Confirmed, 144 In SM Mtns, as Thanksgiving Superspreader Holiday Expected

Written by on November 11, 2020

If you were in the City of Los Angeles last night … your cellphone went off with a highly unusual public safety emergency alert to residents’ cellphones.

“COVID-19 cases are increasing,” the emergency alert said. “Please wear a mask and social distance.”

The virus is again spreading.

Los Angeles County is seeing new surge.

That is sparking alarm among health officials.

And the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday . with people traveling to visit family …will likely further increase infections.


“The current dangerous spike in infections is being driven in part by gatherings … often between people who aren’t showing symptoms.

“So I want to be very clear.

“If you’re hosting gatherings in your house and attending parties that are more than what the rules permit.

“If you are acting like the rules do not exist …  you may be spreading the virus you may be taking peoples lives.”

The L A Times reports again that in China …  the Lunar New Year ended up seeding the highly contagious virus worldwide, fueling the worst global pandemic in more than a century.

Now … five counties in California have just reversed course … and gone into the most restrictive color coded alarm category.

L A County was already mired deeply in the worst level … purple.

And Ventura County may drop back in to purple this weekend.

Malibu’s case count went up one in the last 24 hours.

It’s now at 123.

And the Santa Monica Mountains area has a case count of 152.

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel has just been added to the list of COVID-19 workplace clusters.

Four cases of COVID-19 reported there now.

There were 25 more deaths and 2,318 additional coronavirus cases recorded Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

The surge in cases means that Los Angeles is one of 11 counties in California that have fallen backward in reopening plans.

Five of the six indicators — including seven-day positivity rate, hospitalizations and acute care bed capacity — that health officials track for reopening plans are headed in the wrong direction, 

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