Los Angeles County hospitalizations and rate of transmission slowing

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Posted at 4:46 AM, Jul 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-30 07:46:33-04

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles County is seeing fragile progress in its battle against the coronavirus pandemic, with hospitalizations and the rate of transmission slowing even though thousands of new cases are being recorded.

The nation's most populous county reported Wednesday that the number of hospital cases could decline slightly in the next few weeks if current trends continue.

But health officials say it all depends on people obeying social distancing orders.

Authorities say that's what helped reduce hospitalization and other rates in the past few weeks.

So did a statewide renewed shutdown of some businesses because of a COVID-19 surge.