The LA County Department of Health released new information on Covid-19 on Saturday, reporting seven deaths and 220 positive cases.
Meanwhile, data from the county shows that hospitalizations continue to decline. The number of reported cases and deaths may reflect a delay in reporting over the weekend.
Today’s figures bring LA County total 24,338 deaths and 1,243,712 confirmed cases.
Daily updates of COVID-19:
29 May 2021
New cases: 220 (1,243,712 to date)
New deaths: 7 (24,338 to date)
Current hospitalization: 273 pic.twitter.com/1LnmwqM64s
– LA Public Health (@lapublichealth) May 30, 2021
while reporting 273 county residents are hospitalized with COVID-19, of which 18% are in the ICU. The test is now open to over 6,750,000 people, with 17% of them testing positive. Today’s daily positive test rate is 0.3%.
Three of the new deaths today were people over the age of 80, with two deaths aged 65 to 79 from the virus. One of the deceased was between 50 and 64, while the other was between 30 and 49.
Moderna scientists and executives warn that a new strain of Covid-19 is coming.
Earlier this month, LA County entered the yellow level. (or least limited) of the California reopening blueprint The current vaccine against COVID-19 Available to anyone age 12 and older who lives or works in the county. On June 15, LA County will join California in all new openings.
Enjoy the Memorial Day weekend safely. 7 new deaths and COVID-19 cases 220 new confirmed cases in Los Angeles County, see https://t.co/T60loet68R. for more information pic.twitter.com/XG0YQnUUDY
– LA Public Health (@lapublichealth) May 29, 2021
Today, Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer has encouraged people to safely celebrate Memorial Day. “We are all delighted that this Memorial Day will look different from past Memorial Day. It is a relief for many of us. People to meet up with family and friends again,” she said. Keep celebrating outdoors safely with masks and social distancing or virtual reality. I recommend it to anyone who has not been vaccinated. Make time for vaccinations Vaccines provide the best protection and keep transmission low in LA County.”