LA County Announces 991 New Cases Of COVID-19
L.A. County public health officials have confirmed 991 new cases of the coronavirus and 23 new deaths attributed to the disease. Of those new cases, 69% are among people between the ages of 30 and 49.
Today’s numbers bring the total in the county to 260,797 positive cases and 6,353 deaths.
Of the 23 deaths reported today:
- Ten people were over the age of 80
- Eight were between 65 and 79
- Three were between 50 and 64
- One was between 30 and 49
One death was reported by the City of Long Beach, and is not included in the above age breakdown.
Among all reported COVID-19-related fatalities in L.A. County, 92% had underlying health conditions. Information about race and ethnicity is available for 99% of people who have died:
- 10% African American [9% of county residents]
- 15% Asian [15.4% of county residents]
- 51% Latino / Latina [48.6% of county residents]
- 23% White [26.1% of county residents]
- 1% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander [0.4% of county residents]
- 1% identified as belonging to a different race or ethnicity
At the moment, 765 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in L.A. County, with 30% of those individuals in the ICU.
“As we prepare for the fall, we must acknowledge that COVID-19 remains a significant threat,” said Barbara Ferrer, the county’s director of public health. "The difference between now and the early months of the pandemic is that we have a much better idea of how to effectively protect each other from becoming infected … wearing face coverings, avoiding gatherings with people we don’t live with, washing our hands frequently, and keeping physical distance from others [are] effective tools that when used consistently, save lives.”
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