There was no COVID-related spike in LA homeless deaths: Data shows otherwise.

According to one local authority, “the findings in this report show a true state of emergency.”

During the first year of the pandemic, there was a 56 percent rise in the number of deaths among homeless people in Los Angeles County, which was linked to drug overdoses rather than COVID-19.

As First District Supervisor Hilda L. Solis put it: “The findings of this analysis indicate that we are in a true state of emergency.” “It is unthinkable in a civil society not to be horrified by the horrific needs outlined in this year’s homeless death report,” says the author.

The county’s Department of Public Health recorded 1,271 fatalities among homeless persons over the same time period a year earlier, but this year they recorded 1,988 fatalities among homeless people.