The Los Angeles Lakers’ victory is believed to have contributed to an increase in COVID-19 positive cases in California.
That’s what Los Angeles public health officials said on Monday.
Since the start of October, the number of cases has jumped 1,200 a day in Los Angeles, down from around 900 previously.
“It is impossible to determine the exact exposures that contributed to this increase. However, it is highly likely that the rallies to watch and / or celebrate the Lakers, as well as all the other rallies that have taken place in the past few weeks where people were not wearing masks and were in close contact with each other. , have contributed to the increase in the number of cases in Los Angeles County, ”the officials wrote in a statement.
After the coronation of the Lakers on October 11, more than a thousand people gathered in the downtown area of the City of Angels.
Public health officials have chosen to share this information because they fear history will repeat itself with a possible Los Angeles Dodgers World Series victory.
On Tuesday night, the baseball team will have the chance to win the final major league series. She is currently leading 3-2 against the Tampa Bay Rays.
“As fans continue to watch and celebrate Los Angeles’ powerful sports teams, we are aware that if individuals do not meet the health official’s order requirements for distance, infection control and wearing the mask. Cases will continue to increase, which unfortunately will not only lead to an increase in cases and deaths, but also slow down our recovery process, ”officials said.