'Every 10 minutes': LA County reminds people to stay home in powerful Twitter campaign

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Thursday, December 31, 2020
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Ranging from "someone's mother" to "a friend you haven't talked to since middle school," the #Every10Minutes tweets emphasize how one person in Los Angeles County is dying from COVID-19 every 10 minutes.

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- On average, one person dies every 10 to 15 minutes from the coronavirus in Los Angeles County.

On New Year's Eve, L.A. County Public Health started tweeting to remind people to stay home because of the rising number of deaths.

Each tweet highlights a person in the community that could die from COVID-19. Ranging from "someone's mother" to "that server at your favorite restaurant that knew your order," the tweets show how death can affect anyone and everyone.

Each tweet includes the hashtag "Every10Minutes" and ends with a message from the county reminding residents to stay home.

"Please stay home tonight. Slow the spread. Save a life."

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