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L.A. County coronavirus numbers continue drop – Los Angeles Times

The emergence of a more transmissible, potentially more virulent variant underscores the importance of pandemic safety precautions, officials said.

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Los Angeles County officials continue to report a decline in new coronavirus cases but say the emergence of a more transmissible, potentially more virulent variant underscores the importance of sticking with safety measures like masking and distancing.
Public health officials on Saturday recorded 2,393 new cases of the virus and 136 related deaths, as well as two more cases of the B.1.1.7 variant first identified in the U.K. that has since spread to at least 42 U.S. states. Experts predict it will…

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