La County Coronavirus numbers return to pre-surge levels


The LA County Department of Public Health reported 11 new coronovirus deaths on Sunday as daily hospitalizations continued to decline over the weekend.

Approximately 800 people were hospitalized with Virus County, 35% of them were placed in the ICU, a significant drop from just a few weeks earlier. The new numbers are the same as April before the summer hike. Health department officials wrote in a statement that hospitalization is an important metric to complete the course of the epidemic, as it shows how many people are seriously ill.

To date, 6,208 Angelinos have died of COVID-19, and more than 18,000 have been hospitalized since the spring. Of those who died on Sunday, four were over 80, four were 65 to 79, and two others were 50 to 64 and 30 to 49 respectively. COVID has died in the elderly, although many young people, including some children, have died of the disease.

The virus is widespread throughout LA County, though the percentage of positive tests has dropped to around 3% this week.

Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer said, “I express my deepest condolences to the families and friends who are mourning the loss of a loved one due to COVID-19.” “We will reach a place where we are reopening more business areas and schools, but to do this we still need to do all we can to minimize our share to spread COVID-19 to others. is. Each of us has the opportunity and responsibility to save lives and protect our vulnerable residents, who are likely to have serious consequences if infected with COVID-19. “