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Density, poverty keep Los Angeles struggling against virus

A face mask is discarded on a sidewalk during the coronavirus outbreak in the Westlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, Thursday, May 21, 2020. While most of California took another step forward to partly reopen in time for Memorial Day weekend, Los Angeles County didn't join the party because the number of coronavirus cases has grown at a pace that leaves it unable to meet even the new, relaxed state standards for allowing additional businesses and recreational activities. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Street vendor Laticia Ortega wears a plastic shield over her mask during the coronavirus pandemic in the Vermont Square neighborhood of Los Angeles, Thursday, May 21, 2020. While most of California took another step forward to partly reopen in time for Memorial Day weekend, Los Angeles County didn't join the party because the number of coronavirus cases has grown at a pace that leaves it unable to meet even the new, relaxed state standards for allowing additional businesses and recreational activities. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Pedestrians wait to cross the street amid the coronavirus outbreak in the Westlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, Thursday, May 21, 2020. While most of California took another step forward to partly reopen in time for Memorial Day weekend, Los Angeles County didn't join the party because the number of coronavirus cases has grown at a pace that leaves it unable to meet even the new, relaxed state standards for allowing additional businesses and recreational activities. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A volunteer controls traffic at a city-run, drive-thru COVID-19 testing site in South Central Los Angeles, Friday, May 22, 2020. While most of California is welcoming a slight return toward normal this holiday weekend, Los Angeles will not be joining the party. The nation's largest county is not planning to reopen more widely until the next summer holiday, July 4th, because of a disproportionately large share of the state's coronavirus cases and deaths that have hampered the county's ability to rebound and meet strict criteria to get more people back to work. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Regina Cel, left, and brother Leandro shell peanuts with their masks on next to their parents at a park during the coronavirus pandemic, in the Westlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, Thursday, May 21, 2020. While most of California is welcoming a slight return toward normal this holiday weekend, Los Angeles will not be joining the party. The nation's largest county is not planning to reopen more widely until the next summer holiday, July 4th, because of a disproportionately large share of the state's coronavirus cases and deaths that have hampered the county's ability to rebound and meet strict criteria to get more people back to work. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A man with a mask walks on a sidewalk past street vendors during the coronavirus pandemic in the Westlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, Thursday, May 21, 2020. While most of California is welcoming a slight return toward normal this holiday weekend, Los Angeles will not be joining the party. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Liquor store worker Mario Valle puts on protective gloves behind a sign requiring face masks in the Vermont Square neighborhood of Los Angeles, Thursday, May 21, 2020. While most of California is welcoming a slight return toward normal this holiday weekend, Los Angeles will not be joining the party. The nation's largest county is not planning to reopen more widely until the next summer holiday, July 4th, because of a disproportionately large share of the state's coronavirus cases and deaths that have hampered the county's ability to rebound and meet strict criteria to get more people back to work.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A man waits for his order in an outdoor dining area closed due to the coronavirus pandemic in the Vermont Square neighborhood of Los Angeles, Thursday, May 21, 2020. While most of California took another step forward to partly reopen in time for Memorial Day weekend, Los Angeles County didn't join the party because the number of coronavirus cases has grown at a pace that leaves it unable to meet even the new, relaxed state standards for allowing additional businesses and recreational activities. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Ronald Rac waits for his order in an empty restaurant amid the coronavirus pandemic in the Westlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, Thursday, May 21, 2020. While most of California took another step forward to partly reopen in time for Memorial Day weekend, Los Angeles County didn't join the party because the number of coronavirus cases has grown at a pace that leaves it unable to meet even the new, relaxed state standards for allowing additional businesses and recreational activities. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A street vendor with a face mask pushes his cart during the coronavirus pandemic in the Westlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, Thursday, May 21, 2020. A study released Wednesday by the University of California, Los Angeles, found 40 percent of blacks and Latinos live in neighborhoods with the perfect mix of ingredients for exposure to the virus because they are less likely to be able to abide by stay-at-home orders and keep their distance from others. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A woman with a mask and protective gloves walks past a homeless man napping on the street amid the coronavirus pandemic in the Westlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, Thursday, May 21, 2020. While most of California is welcoming a slight return toward normal this holiday weekend, Los Angeles will not be joining the party. The nation's largest county is not planning to reopen more widely until the next summer holiday, July 4th, because of a disproportionately large share of the state's coronavirus cases and deaths that have hampered the county's ability to rebound and meet strict criteria to get more people back to work.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A group of volunteers put on protective suits at a city-run, drive-thru COVID-19 testing site in South Central Los Angeles, Friday, May 22, 2020. While most of California is welcoming a slight return toward normal this holiday weekend, Los Angeles will not be joining the party. The nation's largest county is not planning to reopen more widely until the next summer holiday, July 4th, because of a disproportionately large share of the state's coronavirus cases and deaths that have hampered the county's ability to rebound and meet strict criteria to get more people back to work. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Jesus Ramirez wears a face mask while washing his car during the coronavirus pandemic in the Vermont Square neighborhood of Los Angeles, Thursday, May 21, 2020. While most of California took another step forward to partly reopen in time for Memorial Day weekend, Los Angeles County didn't join the party because the number of coronavirus cases has grown at a pace that leaves it unable to meet even the new, relaxed state standards for allowing additional businesses and recreational activities. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A man wearing a mask is reflected in the window of a restaurant with caution tape around its booths amid the coronavirus pandemic in the Westlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, Thursday, May 21, 2020. While most of California took another step forward to partly reopen in time for Memorial Day weekend, Los Angeles County didn't join the party because the number of coronavirus cases has grown at a pace that leaves it unable to meet even the new, relaxed state standards for allowing additional businesses and recreational activities. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A passenger wearing a sweaty glove requests a stop in a bus during the coronavirus pandemic in the Pico-Union neighborhood of Los Angeles, Thursday, May 21, 2020. While most of California took another step forward to partly reopen in time for Memorial Day weekend, Los Angeles County didn't join the party. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Commuters wearing masks ride a bus during the coronavirus pandemic in the Vermont Square neighborhood of Los Angeles, Thursday, May 21, 2020. While most of California took another step forward to partly reopen in time for Memorial Day weekend, Los Angeles County didn't join the party because the number of coronavirus cases has grown at a pace that leaves it unable to meet even the new, relaxed state standards for allowing additional businesses and recreational activities. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A couple watches TV while doing their laundry amid the coronavirus pandemic in the Vermont Square neighborhood of Los Angeles, Thursday, May 21, 2020. While most of California took another step forward to partly reopen in time for Memorial Day weekend, Los Angeles County didn't join the party because the number of coronavirus cases has grown at a pace that leaves it unable to meet even the new, relaxed state standards for allowing additional businesses and recreational activities. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A sign requiring face masks is posted on the window of a clothing store during the coronavirus pandemic in the Westlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, Thursday, May 21, 2020. While most of California took another step forward to partly reopen in time for Memorial Day weekend, Los Angeles County didn't join the party because the number of coronavirus cases has grown at a pace that leaves it unable to meet even the new, relaxed state standards for allowing additional businesses and recreational activities. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Density, poverty keep Los Angeles struggling against virus

A face mask is discarded on a sidewalk during the coronavirus outbreak in the Westlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, Thursday, May 21, 2020. While most of California took another step forward to partly reopen in time for Memorial Day weekend, Los Angeles County didn't join the party because the number of coronavirus cases has grown at a pace that leaves it unable to meet even the new, relaxed state standards for allowing additional businesses and recreational activities. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Street vendor Laticia Ortega wears a plastic shield over her mask during the coronavirus pandemic in the Vermont Square neighborhood of Los Angeles, Thursday, May 21, 2020. While most of California took another step forward to partly reopen in time for Memorial Day weekend, Los Angeles County didn't join the party because the number of coronavirus cases has grown at a pace that leaves it unable to meet even the new, relaxed state standards for allowing additional businesses and recreational activities. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Pedestrians wait to cross the street amid the coronavirus outbreak in the Westlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, Thursday, May 21, 2020. While most of California took another step forward to partly reopen in time for Memorial Day weekend, Los Angeles County didn't join the party because the number of coronavirus cases has grown at a pace that leaves it unable to meet even the new, relaxed state standards for allowing additional businesses and recreational activities. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A volunteer controls traffic at a city-run, drive-thru COVID-19 testing site in South Central Los Angeles, Friday, May 22, 2020. While most of California is welcoming a slight return toward normal this holiday weekend, Los Angeles will not be joining the party. The nation's largest county is not planning to reopen more widely until the next summer holiday, July 4th, because of a disproportionately large share of the state's coronavirus cases and deaths that have hampered the county's ability to rebound and meet strict criteria to get more people back to work. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Regina Cel, left, and brother Leandro shell peanuts with their masks on next to their parents at a park during the coronavirus pandemic, in the Westlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, Thursday, May 21, 2020. While most of California is welcoming a slight return toward normal this holiday weekend, Los Angeles will not be joining the party. The nation's largest county is not planning to reopen more widely until the next summer holiday, July 4th, because of a disproportionately large share of the state's coronavirus cases and deaths that have hampered the county's ability to rebound and meet strict criteria to get more people back to work. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A man with a mask walks on a sidewalk past street vendors during the coronavirus pandemic in the Westlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, Thursday, May 21, 2020. While most of California is welcoming a slight return toward normal this holiday weekend, Los Angeles will not be joining the party. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Liquor store worker Mario Valle puts on protective gloves behind a sign requiring face masks in the Vermont Square neighborhood of Los Angeles, Thursday, May 21, 2020. While most of California is welcoming a slight return toward normal this holiday weekend, Los Angeles will not be joining the party. The nation's largest county is not planning to reopen more widely until the next summer holiday, July 4th, because of a disproportionately large share of the state's coronavirus cases and deaths that have hampered the county's ability to rebound and meet strict criteria to get more people back to work.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A man waits for his order in an outdoor dining area closed due to the coronavirus pandemic in the Vermont Square neighborhood of Los Angeles, Thursday, May 21, 2020. While most of California took another step forward to partly reopen in time for Memorial Day weekend, Los Angeles County didn't join the party because the number of coronavirus cases has grown at a pace that leaves it unable to meet even the new, relaxed state standards for allowing additional businesses and recreational activities. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Ronald Rac waits for his order in an empty restaurant amid the coronavirus pandemic in the Westlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, Thursday, May 21, 2020. While most of California took another step forward to partly reopen in time for Memorial Day weekend, Los Angeles County didn't join the party because the number of coronavirus cases has grown at a pace that leaves it unable to meet even the new, relaxed state standards for allowing additional businesses and recreational activities. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A street vendor with a face mask pushes his cart during the coronavirus pandemic in the Westlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, Thursday, May 21, 2020. A study released Wednesday by the University of California, Los Angeles, found 40 percent of blacks and Latinos live in neighborhoods with the perfect mix of ingredients for exposure to the virus because they are less likely to be able to abide by stay-at-home orders and keep their distance from others. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A woman with a mask and protective gloves walks past a homeless man napping on the street amid the coronavirus pandemic in the Westlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, Thursday, May 21, 2020. While most of California is welcoming a slight return toward normal this holiday weekend, Los Angeles will not be joining the party. The nation's largest county is not planning to reopen more widely until the next summer holiday, July 4th, because of a disproportionately large share of the state's coronavirus cases and deaths that have hampered the county's ability to rebound and meet strict criteria to get more people back to work.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A group of volunteers put on protective suits at a city-run, drive-thru COVID-19 testing site in South Central Los Angeles, Friday, May 22, 2020. While most of California is welcoming a slight return toward normal this holiday weekend, Los Angeles will not be joining the party. The nation's largest county is not planning to reopen more widely until the next summer holiday, July 4th, because of a disproportionately large share of the state's coronavirus cases and deaths that have hampered the county's ability to rebound and meet strict criteria to get more people back to work. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Jesus Ramirez wears a face mask while washing his car during the coronavirus pandemic in the Vermont Square neighborhood of Los Angeles, Thursday, May 21, 2020. While most of California took another step forward to partly reopen in time for Memorial Day weekend, Los Angeles County didn't join the party because the number of coronavirus cases has grown at a pace that leaves it unable to meet even the new, relaxed state standards for allowing additional businesses and recreational activities. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A man wearing a mask is reflected in the window of a restaurant with caution tape around its booths amid the coronavirus pandemic in the Westlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, Thursday, May 21, 2020. While most of California took another step forward to partly reopen in time for Memorial Day weekend, Los Angeles County didn't join the party because the number of coronavirus cases has grown at a pace that leaves it unable to meet even the new, relaxed state standards for allowing additional businesses and recreational activities. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A passenger wearing a sweaty glove requests a stop in a bus during the coronavirus pandemic in the Pico-Union neighborhood of Los Angeles, Thursday, May 21, 2020. While most of California took another step forward to partly reopen in time for Memorial Day weekend, Los Angeles County didn't join the party. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Commuters wearing masks ride a bus during the coronavirus pandemic in the Vermont Square neighborhood of Los Angeles, Thursday, May 21, 2020. While most of California took another step forward to partly reopen in time for Memorial Day weekend, Los Angeles County didn't join the party because the number of coronavirus cases has grown at a pace that leaves it unable to meet even the new, relaxed state standards for allowing additional businesses and recreational activities. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A couple watches TV while doing their laundry amid the coronavirus pandemic in the Vermont Square neighborhood of Los Angeles, Thursday, May 21, 2020. While most of California took another step forward to partly reopen in time for Memorial Day weekend, Los Angeles County didn't join the party because the number of coronavirus cases has grown at a pace that leaves it unable to meet even the new, relaxed state standards for allowing additional businesses and recreational activities. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A sign requiring face masks is posted on the window of a clothing store during the coronavirus pandemic in the Westlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, Thursday, May 21, 2020. While most of California took another step forward to partly reopen in time for Memorial Day weekend, Los Angeles County didn't join the party because the number of coronavirus cases has grown at a pace that leaves it unable to meet even the new, relaxed state standards for allowing additional businesses and recreational activities. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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