With 3,780 newly reported cases of COVID-19, Los Angeles County broke its own record for the highest number of cases in a single day after rising heat in mid-July.
The Los Angeles Department of Public Health on Saturday confirmed thousands of new coronovirus cases marking a new, severe high for the county. The latest report of health officials also shows 20 new deaths due to COVID-19. Saturday’s hospitalization, with 966 people admitted for COVID-19, has the highest hospitalization rate in the county in nearly two months.
As L.A. County looks to enter a dark period of high COVID-19 cases and death tolls, health officials have urged residents to take the necessary precautions this holiday season. With face coverings, outdoor ceremonies and minimal socialization, residents can significantly reduce their risk of COVID-19 broadcasting by following the recommendations of the authorities.
In addition to warning residents about the dangers family celebrations and holiday celebrations can have, Public Health noted that young people continue to increase community broadcasting in the county. Out of 3,780 new cases, 74% are under 50 years of age.
To date, Los Angeles authorities have identified 336,549 positive cases of COVID-19 and a total of 7,266 deaths in all areas of LA County. There have been at least 1,019,000 positive cases and 18,218 deaths in California since the onset of the epidemic.
Los Angeles lives in the government’s most violet “purple” tier. Gavin Newsom plans to reopen. Earlier in the week, Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer noted that LA County could move into a less restrictive Tier 2 four weeks from now.
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