While county 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 24,338 deaths and 1,243,712 confirmed cases.
COVID-19 Daily Update:
May 29, 2021
New cases: 220 (1,243,712 to date)
New deaths: 7 (24,338 to date)
Current hospitalizations: 273 pic.twitter.com/1LnmwqM64s
– LA Public health (@lapublichealth) May 30, 2021
At the time of the report, 273 county residents are hospitalized with Covid-19, 18% of whom are in intensive care. The test results have now been made available to more than 6,750,000 people, 17% of whom have tested positive. Today’s daily test positivity rate is 0.3%.
Three of today’s new deaths were in people over 80, with two people aged 65 to 79 lost to the virus. One deceased was between 50 and 64 years old, while another deceased was between 30 and 49 years old.
Scientists and Moderna Executives Warn New Viral Variants of Covid-19 are Coming
Earlier this month, LA County entered the yellow (or least restrictive) level of California’s plan to reopen. Covid-19 vaccines are currently available to everyone 12 years of age and older, who live or work in the county. On June 15, LA County will join the State of California for a full reopening.
Enjoy Memorial Day weekend in safety. 7 new deaths and 220 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County. See https://t.co/T60loet68R to learn more. pic.twitter.com/XG0YQnUUDY
– LA Public health (@lapublichealth) May 29, 2021
Today, Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer encouraged residents to celebrate Memorial Day safely. “We are all happy that this Memorial Day is so different from the last Memorial Day – it is such a relief for so many of us to be able to reunite with our family and friends again,” she said. “If you are celebrating with an elderly person and they have not been vaccinated, celebrate safely outside with masks and distance or virtually. I encourage anyone who has not yet been vaccinated to take the time to get vaccinated. The vaccine offers the best protection and keeps transmission at a low level in LA County. ”