Coronavirus continues to unfold in L.A. County at summer season ranges

Coronavirus infections continued to rise in Los Angeles County on Sunday at ranges seen throughout the summer season surge, and public well being officers warned that the road celebrations that greeted the election information over the weekend might simply enhance the unfold.

Officers on Sunday introduced greater than 2,200 new COVID-19 instances, marking the fourth consecutive day with greater than 2,00zero confirmed infections. Officers additionally confirmed two extra deaths from the illness, a quantity that was in all probability lowered by weekend reporting delays.

There have been 23 deaths reported on Friday and 15 on Saturday; Sunday’s numbers deliver the whole to 7,172 COVID-19 deaths up to now, in line with a information launch from the county Division of Public Well being. Throughout L.A. County, 322,207 COVID-19 instances general have been recorded.

There are 851 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 within the county; 29% of them are in intensive care, officers stated. Statewide, instances proceed to climb , however top health officials say California is not seeing the kind of sharp rise that occurred this summer.

On Saturday, county well being officers warned that crowds and avenue celebrations following the outcomes of the presidential election “are locations the place it is rather simple and really seemingly for COVID-19 to unfold.”

“Allow us to keep in mind that irrespective of how we really feel, all of us have an obligation to guard one another from COVID-19,” stated Barbara Ferrer, director of the L.A. County Division of Public Well being. “Gathering with individuals exterior of your family, particularly in settings the place individuals are shouting, chanting or singing and never distancing, can simply result in elevated instances of COVID-19.”

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