The City of La Habra Heights had its first COVID 19 related death today as the rest of the Whittier Area saw a massive drop in new COVID 19 ahead of an expected 2nd wave of mass infections and mass deaths from COVID 19, the disease caused by the SARS COV 2 virus.
Earlier today the Wells Fargo in Uptown Whittier had to be shut down and disinfected after 3 of its employees were tested COVID 19. Persons who have been to branch in the last week are advised to take the precaution of getting tested depending on the advice of their physicians.
Today only the City of La Habra had a significant increase in new cases. There were 13 new cases in the Orange County city.
On the other side of the coin, the number of new daily cases in the City of Whittier dropped to just two for the first time since June. For the purpose of the chart we have to wait 3 more days to see if we can lower the color level for the city or if we need to increase it. It is worth noting that not everyone who is carrying the SARS COV 2 virus will come down with COVID 19. To that point it is important to make a distinction between people who are simply carrying SARS COV 2 and those who actually have the COVID 19 illness. Those who are simply carriers should be labeled not as being infected with COVID 19 but are more correctly identified as being carriers of SARS COV 2. COVID 19 is the name of the illness the virus causes, it is not the name of the virus. It;s not an issue of whether people are COVID 19 positive, necessarily, but a question of whether they are SARS COV 2 positive.
The communities with the 5 highest numbers of new infections today were:
City of La Habra Heights: 13 new COVID 19 cases.
West Whittier/Los Nietos: 4 new COVID 19 cases
La Mirada: 3 new COVID 19 cases
City of Whittier and Hacienda Heights: 2 new COVID 19 cases each