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LA mask mandate looms as county moves into ‘high’ COVID activity

Patch, July 15, 2022

July 15, 2022

LA mask mandate looms as county moves into ‘high’ COVID activity

Coronavirus is not killing nearly as many as it was last fall and winter, and experts do not expect death to reach those levels again anytime soon. But hundreds of daily deaths from a summertime respiratory illness would normally be jaw-dropping, said Andrew Noymer, a public health [associate] professor at the University of California, Irvine. He noted that in Orange County, California, 46 people died of COVID-19 in June. “That would be all hands on deck,” Noymer said. “People would be like, ‘There’s this crazy new flu that’s killing people in June.'”