Los Angeles County health officials on Sunday reported 1,703 new COVID-19 cases and 10 associated deaths. However, they warned that the info is incomplete, and the real numbers could be higher.
” The information reported today is incomplete due to hold-ups in the state electronic laboratory reporting system,” the county Department of Public Health said in a news declaration. “The variety of cases is expected to increase in the coming days once the information appears.”
In general, authorities have identified 173,995 coronavirus cases in the county and reported 4,360 deaths given that the break out started in the spring.
Countywide, authorities state, there are 2,033 patients presently hospitalized with COVID-19; 31% of them are in extensive care. Six hospitals did not provide their most recent info, authorities said.
Of the 10 brand-new deaths in L.A. County, 3 were older than 80, 3 were between 65 and 79, one was in between 50 and 64 and one was in between 30 and 49. Information on 2 of the victims were not instantly readily available.
About 92% of individuals who have died from COVID-19 have had underlying health conditions, officials said.
” We send our acknowledgements and prayers to our next-door neighbors who have actually lost loved ones to COVID-19, consisting of the households and colleagues mourning 2 dedicated very first responders– a city of Los Angeles Fire Department firefighter and a Los Angeles Police Department officer,” said county Health Director Barbara Ferrer, describing two additional deaths in recent days.
” The actions each people take impact the lives of others, including the very individuals we rely on to secure us– first responders and health care workers,” she included. “We understand that remaining physically remote from people not in your household, wearing face coverings and washing hands often works to slow the spread of COVID-19 and conserves lives. This pandemic has been tragic for lots of and frustrating and stressful for a lot of. We understand the earlier we get back to slowing the spread, the sooner we can move forward on our recovery journey.”
” The actions each of us take impact the lives of others, including the very people we rely on to safeguard us– very first responders and healthcare employees,” she included. “We understand that remaining physically distant from individuals not in your household, wearing face coverings and cleaning hands often works to slow the spread of COVID-19 and conserves lives. We know the faster we get back to slowing the spread, the sooner we can move forward on our recovery journey.”
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