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COVID-19 Medical AMA: Latest Numbers, Guidance On Masks And More




Healthcare workers at Alameda Hospital hold signs as they protest outside of the hospital on April 07, 2020 in Alameda, California.
Healthcare workers at Alameda Hospital hold signs as they protest outside of the hospital on April 07, 2020 in Alameda, California.
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On Tuesday afternoon, L.A. County reported 550 new cases and 22 new deaths, marking a rise in the mortality rate to 2.4%. There have now been more than 6,900 total confirmed cases here. 

According to the CDC, the state and Los Angeles County, everyone, with the exception of small children, should put on some kind of cloth facial covering before heading outside to help stop the spread of COVID-19. 

Read more about this on LAist here and here

We discuss the latest recommendations and also take your questions with our medical expert. Call us at 866-893-5722. 

With files from LAist.

Guest:

Timothy Brewer, M.D., professor of medicine and epidemiology at UCLA; has consulted for the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention