LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is praising the progress to slow the spread of COVID-19 but cases are still on the rise.

White House Coronavirus Task Force Lead Dr. Deborah Birx points out that Los Angeles is still seeing an increase an infections though the county has been shut down. The White House has signaled an interest in having the Centers for Disease Control look into why.

Dr. Barbara Ferrer, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health director, responded:

“We actually asked for some help from CDC. They sent some epidemiologists. They have some folks that are helping us obviously with the work that we are doing in the skilled nursing facilities,” she said.

Los Angeles County has 56 percent of the total deaths in California and nearly half of the confirmed cases in the state.

Comments (12)
  1. Higinio says:

    Not according to the LA Dept of Public Health. New cases and new deaths have decreased for four straight weeks. Follow the data yourselves and don’t rely on politicians and the media. By the way, total cases and total deaths will always increase.

    1. Geno M Apicella says:

      That is categorically UNTRUE!!! You may need to review your math. First week of May = 301. Second week = 291. Third week = 310. Now I am not very good in math, but I think 310 is more that 291 and more than 301. Therefore, DEATHS ARE INCREASING!!!

  2. Doug says:

    So are deaths decreasing or increasing? You wrote three sentences and two of them contradict each other.

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