LA County Reports Over 1,700 New Coronovirus Cases


Los Angeles County public health officials reported 1,789 new cases of coronavirus and 10 related deaths on Sunday, but said the numbers still did not include a pending backlog of lab reports that could cause a spike in new cases.

Officials said younger residents are to continue to share new cases. Of the infections recorded on Sunday, 35% were between residents 30 to 49, and 69% were residents under 50, the Department of Public Health said in a news release.

A total of 1,514 confirmed coronovirus patients continue to decline in the hospital as of Saturday, compared to 2,017 patients two weeks earlier.

“As we begin to see the curve again, I urge everyone to be alert and attentive to the reality of COVID-19; It is not going away soon, ”Barbara Ferrer, county health director, said in a statement. “If we return to life before we are hit by an epidemic, we will see cases, hospitalizations and deaths may increase again.”

He urged people to stay home as much as possible and to avoid gathering with others from outside their home.

Los Angeles County now has 208,528 cases of coronovirus and 4,977 deaths.

There were 565 cases of virus and six deaths in Orange County on Sunday, with a total of 39,641 cases and 726 deaths. 687 Compared to two Saturdays before, 487 confirmatory coronovirus patients at county hospitals continued to decline in hospital as of Saturday.

Statewide, there are now 559,540 cases of coronavirus, and 10,374 people have died. According to the LA Times Coronovirus Tracker, there were 5,636 hospitalized 5,000 hospitalized patients as of Saturday, a drop of 18% from two weeks earlier.

Officials warn that due to glits in the California Reportable Disease Information Exchange electronic database, the number of cases reported by individual counties could be artificially reduced, resulting in hundreds of thousands of lab reports not being uploaded to the database. They are working to fix the system and said new cases could cause a spike as the backlog of lab reports is cleared. It is unclear whether lost trials are scattered across the state or limited to a small number of counties.

Officials said the reporting errors do not affect hospitalization and death figures.