Officials confirm over 4,500 new cases – Deadline


The coronavirus does not appear to show any sign of slowing down as officials confirm 4,522 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday. The latest count from the Los Angeles Department of Public Health also shows a total of 34 new deaths, confirming authorities’ predictions that the number of daily deaths increases as the winter months arrive.In the past four days, officials have reported a total of 17,769 cases of COVID-19. There are currently 1,391 patients hospitalized for the infectious disease, with 26% of those infected receiving ICU care.

While it may be tempting for Angelenos, after months isolated from family and friends, to visit other households over the Thanksgiving vacation, LA County officials are encouraging county residents to stay on. place and celebrate alone.

“COVID-19 can spread unintentionally to other people unless we practice all the simple safety precautions that prevent transmission,” officials said in a statement. “Transmission of the virus can be greatly reduced if we all stay away from people we do not live with, always wear a face that properly covers our nose and mouth, and wash our hands frequently.”

The latest grim update also comes on the first day of Governor Gavin Newsom’s mandatory state-wide curfew. On Thursday, the governor of California announced that non-essential travel, work and gatherings stop between 10 p.m. and 5 p.m. for counties in the restrictive purple level, including Los Angeles County. The order is expected to last until December 21.

To date, Los Angeles County officials have reported a total of 361,869 positive COVID-19 cases and 7,429 deaths.

Read the full update below.


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