Los Angeles woman whose mom died of Covid-19 had to hold the funeral in a parking lot

published 11.01.2021 21:01

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Sesma said she left her job as a real estate agent to live with her mother and stepfather because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The state-of-the-art hospital -- which is teeming with patients -- is a haven in what has long been a health care desert in the heavily Black and Latino area of the city.

"Our emergency department was designed to treat 40 to 45,000 patients a year.

Now, with coronavirus, there are even more patients everywhere, she said.

In 2019 -- before Covid -- we were seeing 110,000 patients a year," hospital CEO Dr. Elaine Batchlor said.

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