Density, poverty keep Los Angeles struggling against virus

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BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — While most of California welcomed more places to eat, shop and play this holiday weekend, Los Angeles did not join the party. The nation's most populous county is not planning to reopen more widely until the next summer holiday, July 4th, because it has a disproportionately large share of the state's coronavirus cases and can't meet even new, relaxed state standards for allowing additional businesses and recreational activities. Los Angeles County, with a quarter of the state's nearly 40 million residents, accounts for nearly half of its COVID-19 cases, and more than 55% of the state's more than 3,600 deaths. In recent days, death and hospitalization trends have improved, but on Friday the White House coronavirus response coordinator
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