LOS ANGELES:- The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 7 new deaths and 366 new cases of COVID-19. Of the seven new deaths reported today, four people that passed away were over the age of 80, one person who died was between the ages of 65 and 79, one person who died was between the ages of 50 and 64 and one person who died was between the ages of 30 and 49.
To date, Public Health identified 1,249,065 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 24,474 deaths. There are 229 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized and 25% of these people are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Testing results are available for nearly 7,000,000 individuals with 17% of people testing positive. Today’s daily test positivity rate is 0.8%.
Healthcare workers began to receive COVID-19 vaccinations in December 2020 and since then, COVID-19 cases among healthcare workers sharply dropped and remain low. During the last week of December, there were nearly 2,000 new cases of COVID-19 among healthcare workers. Last week, there were only 24 new cases among healthcare workers reported across the entire county. The number of new cases among healthcare workers has been 50 or fewer a week since the week ending April 10.
To date, 271 healthcare workers have tragically passed away from COVID-19. At the peak of the surge, the week of January 3, 2021, 24 healthcare workers passed away. In the last five consecutive weeks, no new COVID-19 deaths have been reported among healthcare workers.
“I send my deepest sympathies to everyone who is mourning a loved one lost to COVID-19,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “COVID-19 vaccines in L.A. County have helped keep numbers of COVID-19 cases low and has allowed us to safely participate in the summer activities our beautiful County has to offer. As many people will be out taking advantage of our beautiful County, masking and distancing continue to be the best protection for those unvaccinated. COVID-19 vaccinations remain available and I encourage those unvaccinated to get vaccinated.”
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