Spike in COVID-19 related cases and deaths recorded in LA County over the 4th of July weekend
Los Angeles County, California – It seems like the coronavirus is far from over and will continue to defy people in the future.
Los Angeles County saw over 15,000 new coronavirus cases and double-digit death tolls over the Independence Day weekend.
The Los Angeles County Department of Health released information on Monday that 15,413 new COVID-19 cases and 18 more deaths were recorded.
5,865 cases and 10 deaths from the aforementioned figures were reported on Saturday, while 6,020 cases and 5 deaths and 3,528 cases and three deaths were recorded on Sunday and Monday, respectively.
The most recent numbers put the cumulative case count for the county since the beginning of the pandemic at 3,140,615 and the number of fatalities at 32,361. However, most of the fatalities occurred in individuals who suffered from at least one medical condition, such as diabetes, heart disease, or hypertension.
The daily test positivity rate in the county has increased from 12.2 percent to 13.7 percent over the last seven days.
The latest information on hospitalized people due to COVID-19 was released on Saturday, when county health officials said that 810 people were admitted to hospitals, with 91 of them being treated in ICU.
Although face masks are not mandatory, health experts are advising people to wear masks indoors since they are proven to prevent the spread of COVID-19.