L.A. County reported 239 new cases of coronavirus and three additional deaths Sunday, though the cases number and fatalities likely follow reporting delays over the weekend. Sunday’s figures caused the county’s totals to have 1,249,304 cases and 24,477 deaths since the pandemic started, the L.A. County Department of Public Health stated. According to state numbers, there were 238 people hospitalized in the province due to coronavirus as of Sunday, up from 231 on Saturday. There were 52 corona patients in intensive care, down from 55 earlier.
With the advancing spread of the infectious “Delta” variant of virus, which is condemned for rampant infections in India and parts of the U.K, the slight increases should warn those who outlive unvaccinated to take other. According to the California Department of Public Health, now the Delta variant composes 14.5% of the state’s COVID cases examined in June, up from 4.7% in May.
“Now that we’ve reopened & safety changes have been lifted in most settings, we should continue to rise vaccinations,” Ferrer announced Friday. “While COVID-19 deaths have fallen in L.A. County, the deaths that resume to occur are almost 100% among unvaccinated people. 99% of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in L.A. County since January have been unvaccinated.”
As of the 20th June, more than 10.2M vaccine doses had been administered in the county, with 67% of tenants age 16 and over have at least one dose and 58% fully vaccinated. It will remain to offer incentives for people to get vaccinated. Continuing through Thursday, people age 18 and older who get vaccinated at sites operated by the county, city of L.A., or St. John’s Well Child & Family Center will be listed for a chance to win one of two season ticket packages to Six Flags, the Natural History Museum, the L.A. Zoo, and the La Brea Tar Pits, along with ticket packs for the California Science Center. The contest is open to all who come to one of the participating sites for the first dose of vaccine or obtain a second dose and bring a first-dose patient with them.