Los Angeles County reports about 30,000 coronovirus cases


The number of coronovirus cases and related deaths in Los Angeles County continued to rise in the first two days of the three-day holiday weekend, with health officials reporting a combined number of nearly 30,000 cases on Saturday.

Authorities jointly reported 29,423 new coronavirus cases on Christmas Day and Saturday. Officials said Friday’s case number was delayed by a day due to spectrum disrupting Internet service in the LA area.

Local health agencies also reported 136 deaths over a two-day period. The county has received an average of 14,000 new coronovirus cases and 88 COVID-19 deaths per day in the past week.

Los Angeles County now has more than 707,000 coronavirus cases and more than 9,440 deaths.

Hospitals across the county are overwhelmed. Some are running dangerously low on their oxygen supply, critical for treating critically ill COVID-19 patients who succumbed to their virus-filled lungs. Emergency rooms are so congested that ambulances have to wait up to eight hours for patients to leave or are sometimes admitted to hospitals.

Barbara Ferrer, director of county public health, said in a statement, “People don’t mix in their homes. The COVID-19 epidemic in LA County has risen to the most dangerous level we’ve ever seen.” “Overwhelmed hospitals are the saddest evidence of this reality. For the safety of our health care workers and your family and friends, please delay travel plans and only gather with our household members. These actions will save people’s lives. “

In Los Angeles County, COVID-19 hospitals increased to 6,815, thanks to a more than tripled figure when there were 1,951 hospitalizations. The ICU in Los Angeles County is essentially full, and at Christmas, 1,368 people with COVID-19 were in the ICU, nearly tripling the comparable figure for Thanksgiving when 484 were in the ICU.

An increase in cases can be seen across the region.

On Saturday, Orange County broke the record for the highest count of new coronovirus cases in a single day, with 5,953 cases, breaking the final set on December 20, when 4,606 cases were filed. In the past one week, Orange County has averaged about 3,500 new coronovirus cases.

Orange County reported its highest COVID-19 deaths on Saturday in a single day, with 63 new deaths on the same day, with the last set breaking on September 29, when there were 33 deaths. There have been an average of 12 deaths in Orange County in the past week.

Cumulatively, California has reported 2.1 million coronavirus cases, and on Saturday, pushed yet another blistering milestone: more than 24,000 deaths. According to The Times’ Independent County-by-County Tally, at least 234 deaths occurred Saturday statewide, and at least 24,200 deaths occurred.

If the current trend continues, the Washington Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation forecasts that California may have a cumulative total of more than 70,000 deaths by April 1. If the excess is relaxed then an additional 15,000 will die, while 10,000 fewer people will virtually die. Everyone wore masks on their way out of the house.

With Christmas approaching, and many people pleading with the authorities to skip holiday celebrations, Los Angeles County health officials are now urging those who travel on vacation to see themselves for 10 days Do if they develop symptoms of the disease. Quarantining keeps people at home as much as possible with groceries and restaurant food to avoid spreading the virus in the community.

“We’re really working right now on dealing with the fact that we think there’s a lot of travel,” Ferrer said the day before Christmas. “And that means when people come back, we need to do that self-quarantine for those 10 days.”

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