Santa Monica Pier to shut on weekends amid COVID surge

The Santa Monica Pier will shut the remaining three weekends this month and on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in an effort to rein within the record-breaking variety of coronavirus infections in Los Angeles County, officers mentioned.

The pier was closed Sunday as a part of the transfer, made “out of an abundance of warning” to curb the unfold of the novel coronavirus at present ravaging the county and the remainder of California, the town of Santa Monica mentioned in a news release.

Over the previous week, the state has averaged 44,795 new instances and 480.9 new deaths per day. Consultants say the true variety of folks contaminated is probably going a lot larger than indicated in official tallies.

In L.A. County, morgues and funeral homes are full, and availability of hospital intensive care unit beds remains at 0%. Many nonessential companies are closed, and residents have been requested to stay at home. Gatherings with members of different households are prohibited.

Greater than 920,000 Angelenos have examined constructive for the sickness, and over 12,200 have died, in line with The Times tracker. Within the final week, a median of 200 folks have died every day. That quantity surpasses the typical variety of deaths in L.A. County from all different causes mixed, which averages 170 a day.

Santa Monica has greater than three,200 instances, in line with the town’s tracker. Eighty-seven residents have died.

For the rest of the month, the pier can be closed on the next days: Jan. 16-18, Jan. 23-24 and Jan. 30-31.

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