Alicia Padilla

ICU Nurse, Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center

ICU Nurse, Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center

Alicia Padilla on KCRW

The number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are up in LA County, as well as the infection rate.

COVID-19 numbers are up again — to levels not seen since April

The number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are up in LA County, as well as the infection rate.

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