The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Monday announced 1,869 recently affirmed COVID-19 cases and 29 deaths, carrying countywide aggregates to 1,168,358 cases and 19,095 deaths.
Of the 29 new deaths announced today, 10 individuals who died were beyond 80 nine years old, individuals were between the ages of 65 and 79 and eight individuals were between the ages of 50 and 64. The city of Pasadena revealed two deaths.
Health authorities said the lower number of cases and deaths may reflect delays throughout the end of the week and the Presidents’ Day occasion.
“On this present Presidents’ Day, we recollect the numerous difficulties our nation has defeated together; we are amidst one of these huge difficulties,” Dr. Barbara Ferrer, county general health chief, said. “Through synergistic work and individual activities, we proceed with our recuperation excursion and end the staggering effect of COVID-19.”
Monday’s every day test positivity rate was 5.2% — down from 14.3% one month prior — and there were 3,092 COVID-19 patients hospitalized, 30% of whom were being treated in serious consideration units. Hospitalizations have dropped 60% since Jan. 15.
And keeping in mind that key COVID-19 markers have kept on declining in the course of recent weeks, Public Health cautioned that the infection was “still a lot of present and circling broadly,” and asked inhabitants to keep wearing face covers, washing their hands and staying away from individuals they don’t live with.
“We encourage everybody to stay watchful and take the vital wellbeing insurances: remain at home at whatever point conceivable, wear a cover and stay a protected separation from others when you should leave your home,” Ferrer said. “This forthcoming week, there will be more destinations across the county offering first and second dose immunization arrangements for occupants 65 and more seasoned and healthcare laborers.”
With testing results accessible for in excess of 5,701,000 individuals, the county’s general positivity rate was holding consistent at 19%.