Of the 9,988 new cases, the number of new infections reached 10,000 for the first time since the vaccine was officially introduced. The last peak was in January 2021. This represents an increase of 20 times in one month.
Silver Coverage For sad statistics, with the vaccine now widely available, the death toll for COVID-19 is not the same as the number of cases.
The county announced Friday that 21 new deaths had been reported in Covd-19. By comparison, in January 2021, the death toll rose to more than 200 a day. Health experts, however, recognize that the death toll tends to be reversed in new cases, meaning that the death toll could still rise in the near future.
Earlier this week, County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said the area was experiencing “one of the biggest increases in epidemics.”
Covide-19 cases have increased dramatically in Los Angeles.
“These numbers make it clear that we are going through a very difficult time during the holidays,” she said. “If our case numbers increase this week and next, we can look at case numbers we have never seen before.”
The county’s 7-day positive is up 9.6%, up 4.6% from the previous week.
And the new numbers do not include home test results that have not been reported to the county.
Test sites are also seeing a huge increase in visitors.
“This is an incredible feat,” says Christina Heidet, of the Long Beach Health Unit. “To be honest, my site has never seen the numbers we saw yesterday. This page is small, we usually see a maximum of 100 patients a day. We saw more than 1,500 yesterday.”
On Wednesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom launched new measures to curb the spread of the virus in California, including an incentive for health care workers, increased student access to exams, and extended hours at test sites.
The governor said probation hours would be extended to potential state-run centers. California has set up 6,288 test sites nationwide.
Last week, in March 2020, Newcom, the first state-sanctioned state, issued a law requiring everyone to wear masks at public meetings, warning that the issues could be raised.
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