L.A. County experiences 358 new coronavirus instances, 13 deaths

Los Angeles County public well being officers on Sunday reported 358 new coronavirus instances and 13 associated deaths.

The COVID-19 knowledge launched on Sundays are sometimes decrease as a consequence of laboratory reporting delays and issues with the state’s knowledge feed.

The variety of confirmed infections in Los Angeles County is doubling each 190.6 days. Hospitalizations have grown in current days, with 751 COVID-19 sufferers in county medical facilities as of Sunday. Hospitalizations stay wanting the greater than 2,200 reported on the peak of the disaster in mid-July.

State and native officers are carefully watching the most recent figures as they weigh when and how to reopen companies and public services. L.A. County stays within the strictest tier of the state’s four-tier reopening system — Tier 1, or purple — as a result of it continues to report greater than 7 instances per 100,00zero residents every day. That implies that faculties are shut, and lots of nonessential companies stay closed for indoor operations.

During the last seven days, officers have reported 6,975 new instances, which quantities to 69 per 100,00zero residents. The day by day common over the previous week has been 996 new instances and 13.four deaths. Roughly 74% of those that died had been 65 or older.

To date, greater than 2,890,00zero people have been examined in L.A. County. About 9% of these folks examined optimistic.

The speed of all folks examined this week who registered optimistic for the coronavirus remained between three.three% and three.6%. This positivity charge helps officers decide whether or not extra new instances are being recognized due to elevated transmission or as a result of extra persons are being examined. That charge has hovered round three% for a number of weeks, officers stated. In July, about eight% of checks had been coming again optimistic.

The newest tally brings L.A. County’s total number of coronavirus cases over the eight-month pandemic to 288,461 and the variety of deaths to six,876. Throughout Los Angeles County, instances have been reported in 342 cities or communities. East Los Angeles has tallied essentially the most, with 6,757.

Latinos and Black folks have contracted the virus at the next charge than white and Asian American folks. After adjusting for inhabitants, Latinos are three.three occasions extra seemingly than whites to check optimistic.

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