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Los Angeles County public health officials reported 2,055 new cases of COVID-19 and 48 related deaths Saturday, marking the third-highest day-to-day case count considering that the pandemic started.
Officials associated the high number in part to hold-ups in laboratory reporting.
Long Beach, which has its own public health department, reported an additional 48 cases and 2 deaths, bringing the county’s overall to more than 81,000 cases and more than 3,100 deaths.
” While the most crucial numbers for us to see are everyday hospitalizations and deaths, and these numbers remain steady, we are mindful that favorable cases throughout the county have increased, and this reflects both high rates of testing and increased neighborhood transmission over the past couple of weeks,” Barbara Ferrer, the L.A. County health director, stated in a statement.
” Lots of businesses and spaces reopened in the last month, and homeowners have actually found themselves in crowded scenarios at boardwalks, bars and protests.”
As of Saturday, nearly 916,000 people had been evaluated and received their outcomes, with about 8%testing positive. That positivity rate has actually stayed roughly the very same for numerous weeks.
There were 1,406 COVID-19 clients in county medical facilities Saturday, with 29%in intensive care units and 22%on ventilators. That was a minor decline from the day before, when there were 1,446 clients.
That comes as the county continues to unwind stay-at-home orders put in location to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
” This is why it is more important than ever to do what we know slows the spread of the virus: Always use a face covering and keep 6 feet or more of distance from others not in your home, wash hands regularly, self-isolate if you’re positive for COVID-19 and quarantine if you’re a close contact of somebody who tested positive,” she said.
L.A. County locals have actually been required to use face coverings in numerous public places since mid-May.
In Orange County, where mask guidelines have prompted protests and clashes, officials on Saturday reported 413 new cases of COVID-19, the county’s highest single-day total by far.
The county, which likewise tape-recorded 10 more fatalities Saturday, has logged an overall of 9,988 cases and 267 associated deaths.
As the variety of cases has actually ticked upward, testing has also increased, with the county performing approximately 3,800 each day as of Thursday, compared to 2,200 tests each day in early May.
She likewise kept in mind that about two lots clients in Orange County healthcare facilities were from Imperial County.
Imperial County has the state’s greatest per capita rate of COVID-19 cases and has seen an increase of hospitalizations, triggering officials to transfer clients to health centers in other counties to relieve the problem on the local health care system. Sixty-three clients from Imperial County are being treated at Riverside County hospitals, authorities said Wednesday.
Times staff authors Hannah Fry and Kailyn Brown added to this report.