Los Angeles County has now surpassed one million Coronavirus cases, according to a news release from state officials.
The news release stated, “Today, Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 253 new deaths and 14,669 new cases of confirmed COVID-19. To date, Public Health has identified 1,003,923 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 13,741 deaths.”
Officials also confirmed the County’s first case of the UK Covid-19 B.1.1.7 variant on Saturday. The male who had traveled to LA but he is now quarantining in Oregon.
As previously reported, Los Angeles County isn’t the best area to live in, when it comes to natural disasters.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) put out a report in which the agency calculated the risk for every county in America for 18 types of natural disasters including earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, volcanoes and even tsunamis.
Of the more than 3,000 counties surveyed, FEMA found the area has the highest ranking in the National Risk Index, according to Deadline.
Los Angeles isn’t the only metropolitan area to make FEMA’s top 10. New York has three counties alone–Bronx, New York County and Kings County– that made the list.
The calculations are made in an index determining how often disasters strike, how many people populate the area, how much property is in harm’s way, how vulnerable the population is socially, and how well an area can return to normal.
Being that LA is a dense urban environment makes the area a prime target. Other areas that round out the top 10 are Miami, Philadelphia, Dallas, St. Louis and Riverside and San Bernardino counties in California.
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