15 new deaths, 306 new positive cases – deadline – fr

15 new deaths, 306 new positive cases – deadline – fr

The Los Angeles County Public Health Department released new data on Covid-19 on Saturday, reporting 15 new deaths and 306 new positive cases.

While Public Health data has shown hospitalizations continue to decline, the number of reported cases and deaths may reflect delays in weekend reporting.

Today’s figures bring LA County to a total of 24,088 deaths and 1,237,235 confirmed cases.

At the time of writing, 347 county residents are hospitalized with Covid-19, 22% of whom are in intensive care. The test results have now been made available to nearly 6,634,000 people, 17% of whom have tested positive.

Five of today’s new deaths were in people over the age of 80, with six people aged 65 to 79 having lost the virus. The other four people who died were between 50 and 64 years old.

Last week, LA County entered the yellow (or least restrictive) level of California’s plan to reopen. Covid-19 vaccines are now available without an appointment for all residents 12 years of age and older, at the eight vaccination sites managed by the county, as well as other sites in the Los Angeles area.

Today, Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer called for continued adherence to health and safety protocols at businesses in LA County, in order to reduce Covid numbers. “With only 40% of Los Angeles County residents fully vaccinated,” she said, “public health safety measures, including masking, distancing and hand washing, will help us. to avoid other cases. ”


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