The Los Angeles Department of Public Health has confirmed two additional instances of the UK variant of COVID-19, totaling 14 total instances in LA County.
The fresh variant, labeled as B.1.1.7, is known to be extra contagious than the Wuhan stress of COVID-19. Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer urges even extra warning with the doable upward thrust of instances on account of the newly launched coronavirus variant. “With the U.K. variant circulating in the County, we can seemingly analysis extra variant instances known in the County. We must live diligent with our security measures even supposing we analysis overall decreases in instances, hospitalizations and deaths. Let’s eradicate our guard up because all americans knows letting our guard down will lead to extra instances and, tragically, extra deaths all over again,” stated Ferrer.
The Department of Public Health has moreover confirmed 136 deaths and a pair of,393 fresh instances of coronavirus in L.A. County. To this point, the department has tallied 1,179,063 instances across all areas of LA county with 19,793 deaths.
There are presently 2,498 hospitalizations in L.A. County, a 30% decline from the three,426 hospitalized the week before. Of all fresh hospitalizations, 30% are in the ICU.
Nowadays’s positivity rate marked 3.8%, a plunge of 1.5% from the closing week’s rate of 5.3%.
Residents below 50 years passe constitute 64% of the fresh coronavirus instances reported at the moment time, with residents between the ages of 18 to 49 years passe utilizing most of those instances. Residents 65 and older signify 71% of the reported deaths even supposing they construct up appropriate 15% of the fresh instances.
COVID-19 Day-to-day Replace:
February 20, 2021
Unique Cases: 2,393 (1,179,063 up to now)
Unique Deaths: 136 (19,793 up to now)
Recent Hospitalizations: 2,498 pic.twitter.com/tgLJi3C9BI
— LA Public Health (@lapublichealth) February 20, 2021