Bernice G says: 2 Comments May 22, 2020 at 3:51 PM May 23, 2020 at 10:07 AM HomeFeatured81 coronavirus cases confirmed in Santa Monica since May 1, with growth slowing each week May. 22, 2020 at 2:22 pmFeaturedNews81 coronavirus cases confirmed in Santa Monica since May 1, with growth slowing each weekMadeleine Pauker1 year agocoronavirusCOVID-19The beach bike path reopened this week, but piers, boardwalks and beach parking lots remain closed. (Matthew Hall) Eighty-one new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Santa Monica since May 1, with 42 new cases confirmed in the first week of May, 29 in the second and 10 in the third.The city now has 245 confirmed cases and 16 deaths. There have been 168 cases and 26 deaths among residents and staff of Santa Monica nursing homes.Santa Monica’s death rate adjusted for its age distribution is 12.4 per 100,000 people, the second-highest death rate among Westside cities, according to a county data dashboard.Culver City has a death rate of 23 per 100,000 people, Beverly Hill’s rate is 7.8, West Hollywood’s is 7.3 and Malibu’s is 4.5.Across Los Angeles County, the number of confirmed cases has surpassed 43,000 and more than 2,000 people have died from COVID-19, Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said Friday.The number of people hospitalized has dropped slightly each day over the last two weeks to roughly 1,500, she said. More than 412,000 people have been tested and 9% have tested positive.More than 9 in 10 people who have died from COVID-19 had underlying health conditions, and more than 5 in 10 resided in nursing homes.Ferrer said 1 in 3 county residents have conditions that would put them at greater risk of dying from COVID-19 and those residents should continue to stay at home as much as possible even as the county reopens.People living in poor communities are four times more likely to die from COVID-19 compared to people living in affluent communities, Ferrer said.Poor areas have a death rate of 41 per 100,000 people and wealthy areas have a death rate of 11 per 100,000 people.She said although the number of Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders who have died from COVID-19 is small, they have by far the highest death rate of any ethnic group at 100 per 100,000 people.African Americans and Latinos have death rates of 26 and 22, while the death rate is 16 for Asians and 13 for whites.“The data remains deeply disturbing and it will require a lot of collaboration and work with our partners to address these inequities,” Ferrer said.She asked county residents to wear face coverings at all times and maintain at least six feet of space from others if they choose to visit outdoor spaces this holiday weekend.Whether people continue to take precautions against infection will determine how many new cases, hospitalizations and deaths the county sees in a few weeks from now, Ferrer said. She said the county has been able to trace some new outbreaks to parties and gatherings held over the last couple of weeks.“Gatherings and events of any kind are still not permitted,” she said. “The virus has not changed and it is still relatively easy to become infected.”[email protected] :coronavirusCOVID-19share on Facebookshare on Twittershow 2 comments Mike M says: Noma property owner shoots man who entered vacant houseSan Francisco sanctions once-shunned homeless encampmentsYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall6 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson17 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter17 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor17 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press17 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press17 hours ago Good news about cov 19 slowing down, But, it may not continue if people on the bike bath do not wear masks. Lovely picture, but sends the wrong message!!!!!!!!!!!!! How are we going to contain Coronavirus if we can not get people to stop walking on the bike path like in the picture. Comments are closed.
Re-rootedHS2 could very well be derailed after receiving a blow to its plans to knock down everything in its path, as a highly prized tree along the route was crowned 2015’s Tree of the Year by the Woodland Trust. The ancient pear tree in Cubbington, Warwickshire – which is believed to have been growing for over 250 years – pipped nine other finalists to the title. HS2 officials say its hollow trunk means it will have to be felled, but said younger trees would be planted in the area to offset its loss. Opposition groups say the award sends a “clear message” to politicians about the high-speed line. HS2 may have to pear back its plans.There goes the neighbourhoodJeremy Corbyn may be on the hard left of the political spectrum, but this has not stopped his Labour party picking the upmarket Kensington High Street as the home of its new headquarters. A Labour insider suggested to the Financial Times the move may only be temporary, adding the party had moved to a cheap “shell” building rather than something more befitting of their surroundings in London’s richest borough, and could be there for as little as four months. Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of the move is that the Daily Mail will be one of the party’s neighbours on Kensington High Street, which of course has succumbed to Corbynmania, or rather, anti-Corbynmania.Chew storyFeel guilty about scoffing more calories than the recommended daily allowance? You’re not alone. A new piece of research by constructaquote.com found male construction workers in the UK eat on average 4,000 calories a day – 1,500 more than the government recommended amount. When asked about the most common meals they ate during a normal working day, the most popular answers were: breakfast baguettes, meat pie/pasties, burger and chips, a fry-up and fried chicken. Only 4% said they regularly had a salad, while the other 96% presumably had hands so greasy they were unable to complete the survey.Down the kitchen sinkPeter Bonfield’s review of the government’s energy efficiency policy may not need to look any further than the millions of Brits who are apparently throwing away money on inefficient energy habits in the kitchen. A survey by an online appliances retailer has revealed that many homeowners have attitudes and usage habits that are inadvertently costing them a fortune by wasting energy. The survey says 47% regularly boil more water than they need while using the kettle, and one in five use their dishwasher before it is full. Just 11% fill their freezer to its full capacity, meaning most are freezing air rather than produce. Mark Kelly, marketing manager at the firm behind the survey, AppliancesDirect.co.uk, warns ominously: “Many are sleepwalking into paying much more than they need to, and probably aren’t even aware they are doing anything wrong.”Sold down the riverGarden Bridge-watchers may be interested to note that a consequence of the development is the planned relocation of Second World War ship HQS Wellington to accommodate the blooming bridge. The ship has been moored on the Thames since 1948. It will be moved to a site at Temple Stairs, which will in turn have the knock-on effect of the proposed Thames Baths swimming area being moved up or down river.Source: Anwar Hussein / Empics EntertainmentGrin and bear itI’m sure the partners of Arcadis – the UK consultant formerly known as EC Harris and Hyder respectively – are as fit and active a bunch as you can expect a group of largely middle-aged QSs and engineers to be. Which is why I reacted with alarm when news reached me that the partners’ annual team away day was being organised by Bear Grylls Survival Academy. Instructors from the Mission Survive TV host’s own company, apparently took the group out after a morning of solid rain. One can only hope, for the sake of Arcadis’ long-term health, that Grylls (pictured) applies the same rules to his survival academy as to his own TV programme – in which he has been accused of exaggerating his endurance missions.