In a statement to USA TODAY Sports, the agency told fans that if they're gathering in crowds and not taking precautions while celebrating the "mighty LA sports teams," things will get worse.
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It is highly likely that [...] gatherings that occurred 2-3 weeks ago where people [...] were in close contact with each other, contributed to the rise in LA County cases.
L.A. Department of Public Health
Now, people across the country are using social media to express their divergent point of view.
You can't blame these crowds alone for the spike in COVID-19 cases.
@SInow They are beginning to blame anything now. They will blame the election soon— Lucas Box (@Lucas Box) 1603780150.0
There will always be another thing to blame.
According to the New York Times, 85,000 new cases were recorded on Friday, which is an all-time record in the country.
On October 11, when the Lakers won the 2020 NBA Finals, the L.A. Department of Public Health didn’t blame any specific event and simply encouraged those who had been involved in large crowd situations to get tested for COVID-19.