Coronavirus cases continue to rise in LA County amid concerns over Delta variant – .

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Coronavirus cases continue to rise in LA County amid concerns over Delta variant – .


The resurgence of the coronavirus in Los Angeles County, fueled by the highly contagious Delta variant, continued on Sunday with 3,045 new cases and five additional deaths, according to county public health officials.
Authorities have warned, however, that the latest figures may not be complete due to reporting delays over the weekend.

More than 1,000 people are now hospitalized with the virus in LA County, according to the Last update issued by the departmental department of public health.

The new statistics bring the county’s total number of COVID-19 deaths to 24,685 since the pandemic began about a year and a half ago.

A confidential document prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and first obtained by the Washington Post presented disturbing evidence of the threat posed by the Delta variant, concluding that “the war has changed.”

Despite concerns about the increased transmissibility of the Delta variant, the federal agency found that fully vaccinated people are still much less likely to be hospitalized or die from COVID-19 than those who are not.

In Los Angeles County, nearly 62% of residents are at least partially vaccinated against COVID-19, according to state figures tracked by The Times. About 54.2% are fully vaccinated.

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