Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says the next couple weeks will be defining in the county’s coronavirus fight.
During a briefing, Garcetti said about one in 140 people are currently infected with the virus. The region’s positivity rate is over 8%, nearly double the number from late May. After the county reported nearly 3,000 cases, the most in a single day, officials announced the closure of all L.A. County beaches during the upcoming holiday weekend. The mayor added the county is hitting a “hard pause” on reopening entertainment venues.