Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer announced Wednesday that 4,825 new coronavirus infections have been reported in the region. This is a record number of new cases. The previous high was 4,592 on 16 July.
However, Ferrer warned, “more than 2,000 of those cases are from a backlog in laboratory reporting.” With this in mind, the director said, “We are actually about 1,000 more cases than a month ago.”
Ferrer said the same about the new COVID-19 death report. He said that the death toll from the virus recorded in the last 24 hours was 91. The total number of deaths in the county since the epidemic is now 4,516.
Despite the frugal factors, it’s still a “high death count we’ve ever seen,” Ferrer said. The previous record of daily coronavirus-related deaths was set on 14 July.
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Director of the Los Angeles County Health Department, Drs. Christina Gali, stated that “we are now seeing a very gradual decline in the number of hospitals.” The county’s model, she said, indicated it would continue in the next four weeks. She attributed the decline to reopening the guidelines a few weeks ago.
Gali also stated that those actions “led to a decline in effective transmission rate” 0.92. Any number below 1 means that each person infected passes the virus to less than one other person.
Gali said the model now predicts that only 15 percent of the county’s residents will be infected by December. If layoff measures had not been taken, Geely says the model suggests that about half of the county’s residents would have been infected in the same period.
After reporting an unusually low number of daily COVID-related deaths in the last 72 hours, California on Wednesday announced a record number of coronovirus fatalities. The new high was 197. This is a 20 percent jump from the previous high of 159, which was recorded last Friday.
State and local officials said the number was significantly lower recently due to the delay caused by a new federal reporting process. As a result, Wednesday’s numbers may increase slightly due to those daily test results.
Two days after the governor announced in his daily news conference that the state’s central valley is a new major area of concern.
Los Angeles County officials on Tuesday reported a total of 2,708 new confirmed cases of the COVID-19 number, with the county’s public health department announcing 51 new deaths from the virus. The department said it anticipates receiving a backlog of cases in the coming days due to delays in reporting, with three hospitals not reporting data today.
With the new cases, there have been a total of 178,642 positive COVID-19 cases and 4,426 deaths in the county. As of Tuesday, there are 2,051 current coronavirus-related hospitals, with 18% on ventilators. The total hospitalizations are below the all-time high of 2,232 hospitalized patients on July 20, but above 2,017 on Monday.
And those numbers are incomplete due to delays in a new federated-mandated reporting process in which local authorities await state information. “We think there are still 6 hospitals [outstanding], ”Said Ferrer.