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The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 is now about level with that of the 1918-19 Spanish flu — approximately 675,000.

The state has been among the national leaders in lowest case rates for the last week, as the number of new coronavirus infections continues to drop.

White House to ease restrictions, require foreign nationals traveling to U.S. to be fully vaccinated starting in November.

Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11.

Are vaccines safe? How do I get my second dose? Do I have to wear a mask? We’ve answered hundreds of newsletter readers’ questions. Here’s an archive.

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The latest totals, where new cases are concentrated, testing numbers, demographcics, nursing homes and California state and county data in context compared to other states.

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The city’s public health order requires face coverings to be worn in indoor public settings except when actively eating or drinking.

The steps are prudent, aimed at preventing — or at least lessening — an expected fall or winter wave of the coronavirus, officials say.

The pace of COVID-19 vaccinations in Los Angeles County is so slow that there’s a risk of a “cycle of repeated surges every few months,” Los Angeles County’s public health director warns.

Under a new L.A. County health order set to be issued this week, such verification will be necessary for attendees of large theme parks and outdoor “mega events” — those with 10,000-plus attendees — starting Oct. 7.

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