L.A. County Coronavirus Report: Public Health Confirms 3 New Deaths, 971 New Positive Cases – Update

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UPDATE: The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has released its latest data on COVID-19 cases for Sunday. They are reporting 3 new deaths due to COVID-19 as well as 971 new cases. This brings the tally to 6,771 deaths and 282,135 cases to date. The lower number of deaths reflects reporting delays over the weekend.

Public Health said that 715 people are currently hospitalized, with 26% in the ICU. Of the more than 2,816,000 individuals tested, 9% have tested positive

 

PREVIOUS: Los Angeles County Public Health reported 28 new deaths and an additional 1,285 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday. L.A. county is also seeing 701 current hospitalizations.

The latest update from Los Angeles County officials come as the United States goes into its third consecutive day of over 50,000 new COVID-19 cases daily. Saturday’s numbers continue the small ups and downs of daily cases and deaths. On Friday L.A. Public Health reported about 30 fewer additional cases and 15 fewer deaths related to the coronavirus.

Thursday, however, marked a one-day spike the scale of which has not been seen since Aug. 22, with 1,645 new cases.

In addition to brand new statistics, Saturday’s L.A. Public Health announcement came with reminders of how wineries, bars and restaurants could help minimize the spread of COVID-19 throughout the county. Among the measures are limiting seating capacity, ensuring customers and staff are wearing face coverings and maintaining proper social distance when possible.

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