Los Angeles County Public Health Reports Over 1,000 Covid-19 Cases for Third Day in a Row
Los Angeles has been seeing a spike in coronavirus cases in the past three days, with more than 3,000 cases since Friday.
Today, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is reporting 1,113 new cases, 4 new deaths, and 373 currently hospitalized.
This brings the total number of deaths in the province to 24,542 and 1,257,628 COVID-19 cases so far.
The number of people hospitalized in Los Angeles County with the virus has also risen steadily, ballooning from 336 on Friday to 373 on Saturday, according to state numbers. There were 79 people in intensive care as of Saturday, down from 83 the day before.
The 7-day average test-positivity rate – considered one of the best measures of high or low infection – was 2.4%. A week ago the same rate was 1.5%. A month ago it was 0.3%. And despite the assumptions formed by the early trends of the epidemic, this spread does not occur in the population over 50 years.
“As cases increase, so does the urgency to vaccinate more people. Nearly 100% of new cases occur among those who have not been fully vaccinated,” said County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer. “All of our Covid-19 vaccines are highly effective in protecting you from severe illness from COVID-19 and worrisome variables like the delta variant. We remain focused on delivering high-quality vaccines and health information equitably to all L.A. County communities with a special focus on those that have been affected. severely affected by the epidemic.