Why homelessness in LA is getting deadlier

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More than 600 unhoused people have died across LA County this year. Photo by Amy Ta.

As of Monday, 615 people have died unhoused since the beginning of the year, and on average, three people die homeless in LA every day. That’s according to the county public health department. More people are living on the streets, and now COVID-19 has reduced access to services and resources.