Los Angeles County Reports 3,356 New Cases of COVID-19

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Los Angeles County reported 3,356 caller cases of COVID-19 and 8 further deaths connected Sunday, though officials said the numbers whitethorn bespeak delays successful play reporting.

The region besides saw a flimsy summation successful the fig of radical hospitalized with the coronavirus, but a alteration successful the fig of those patients successful intensive attraction units. According to authorities figures, determination were 1,653 patients successful the region with COVID-19 arsenic of Sunday, up from 1,650 the time before. Of those patients, 377 were successful intensive care, a driblet from the 400 reported Friday.

LA County reported 4,229 caller cases of COVID-19 and 21 further deaths connected Saturday.

Cases person been reported astatine an mean complaint of much than 3,000 cases a time for astir the past week, and a emergence successful lawsuit numbers tin beryllium expected successful the coming weeks with accrued testing, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

Saturday's regular trial positivity complaint was 3.96%, down 25% erstwhile compared to the 4.8% positivity complaint 1 week ago. Officials said this apt reflects the accrued fig of radical completing regular screening tests.

County figures amusement that the immense bulk of radical hospitalized with COVID are not vaccinated. During the period of July, vaccinated residents represented conscionable 13% of radical hospitalized with the virus.

The wellness section said corruption rates amusement that unvaccinated radical are astir 4 times much apt to get infected with COVID-19; the lawsuit complaint for unvaccinated individuals is 243 cases per 100,000 radical portion the lawsuit complaint for afloat vaccinated radical is 66 cases per 100,000 people.

Vaccinated radical are astir 14 times little apt to beryllium hospitalized than their unvaccinated oregon partially vaccinated counterparts.

"During this clip of precocious transmission of a precise infectious variant, I privation to caution everyone to instrumentality precautions, adjacent vaccinated people," region Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said. "While determination is wide grounds that risks are importantly reduced for vaccinated individuals, common-sense precautions are warranted by everyone astatine this time, successful portion due to the fact that afloat vaccinated radical infected with the Delta variant tin transmit the microorganism to different people."

"Fully vaccinated radical are encouraged to usage caution successful crowded and indoor settings, particularly astir unvaccinated radical extracurricular of their household," Ferrer said. "Remember that distancing and masking adhd layers of protection. Fully vaccinated radical are besides encouraged to instrumentality other precautions among radical extracurricular their household and measure however overmuch hazard determination whitethorn beryllium astatine events oregon activities they're are readying to attend. Any afloat vaccinated idiosyncratic that has symptoms of unwellness and/or a known oregon probable vulnerability should get tested, and portion waiting for the results from testing, stay isolated from others."

With the recently provided blessing of the national government, LA County wellness officials began offering 3rd doses of Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines Saturday for radical with severely compromised immune systems.

Among those qualifying for the booster shots are organ transplant recipients, radical undergoing crab treatment, HIV patients and radical connected prime "immunosuppressive medications." The wellness section urged radical to consult their doctors to corroborate their eligibility for the 3rd shot, which should beryllium administered astatine slightest 28 days pursuing the 2nd dose.

The 3rd doses are being offered astatine vaccination sites successful the region offering the Pfizer and Moderna shots. People looking for the shots volition beryllium capable to simply "self-attest" that they person a qualifying aesculapian condition.

"Studies person shown immunocompromised radical are much apt to person station vaccination corruption and go severely sick from COVID-19," Ferrer said. "An further vaccine dose for immoderate radical with weakened immune systems could assistance forestall superior unwellness and death."

"If you person a qualifying condition, we promote you to talk to your wellness attraction supplier astir getting a 3rd dose," she said. "We besides promote those who are adjacent contacts of immunocompromised radical to get vaccinated arsenic soon arsenic imaginable successful bid to support their household members and friends who are astatine higher risk.''

The booster shots received last support past week from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Sunday's numbers brought the county's totals to 1,350,370 cases and 24,900 fatalities since the pandemic began.

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