The Black Wednesday Report included information from The Los Angeles County Health Department, who reported that the grand total of COVID-19 cases, has now reached that there are 323 new cases within the last week.
There has been an increase of 64 cases, the Black community is unfortunately down one life, as one person passed away. In Los Angeles County alone the number of diagnosed Black cases are 188,041 with a total of 3,260 deaths. There are 484,146 Black citizens that are 12 years and older with more than one dose of a vaccine. The percentage of people that are vaccinated is 66.8%.
Free testing, telehealth services, treatment and vaccines remain widely available throughout LA County Contact Public Health's Call Center at: 1-833-540-0473 between 8 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. seven days a week. It is important to stay up to date with the well-known and recommended vaccinations. Two important things to note are that COVID-19 vaccines are available for eligible students at the Los Angeles Unified vaccine clinics and that students and families with questions or concerns regarding the COVID-19 vaccine requirement are encouraged to call our family hotline at 213-443-1300.
The LA County Public Health Department says, " Families can help reduce transmission risk by making sure they talk to their children about common safety protections, like washing hands frequently, covering coughs and following isolation and close contact guidance if children are infected or exposed."