Published On: Thu, Aug 19th, 2021

COVID-19 Cases Rising Within the Homeless Population  

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As California witnesses a surge in CCP virus cases, homeless individuals are among the most vulnerable, officials say. “People experiencing homelessness are at high risk of severe COVID-19 disease due to underlying health conditions, age, or both,” Los Angeles County Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer said in an Aug. 18 statement. “As we partner with others to reach people experiencing homelessness that are not yet vaccinated, layering protection at programs serving this population is critical.” The number of CCP virus cases among the homeless has increased in the past month as of Aug. 18, according to the Los Angeles County of Public Health. This past week alone, homeless individuals accounted for 185 new cases. In total, nearly 8,000 unhoused people have tested positive in Los Angeles County, with 218 recorded deaths. The CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus causes COVID-19. CCP virus cases in homeless individuals peaked back in December when 638 …

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