L.A. County Public Health Covid-19 Report: 28 New Deaths, 644 New Positive Cases

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Reprinted from Deadline Hollywood by Matt Grobar on March 14, 2021.

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has released the latest data on Covid-19 on Sunday, reporting 28 new deaths and 644 new positive cases.

The latest numbers show that hospitalizations are continuing to fall but also, the case numbers and deaths reported today may reflect delays in weekend reporting.

The new data bring the tally of reported cases in Los Angeles County to 1,210,265 and 22,474 deaths to date. 951 people are currently hospitalized with Covid-19 with 30% are in the ICU. Of the 5,955,000 individuals tested; 19% of all people tested positive. …

Deadline Hollywood 3/14


L.A. Coronavirus Report: Hospitalizations Drop Under 1,000 for the First Time Since November 23

Reprinted from Deadline Hollywood by Matt Grobar on March 13, 2021.

On Saturday, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health released new data, confirming 42 new deaths from Covid-19 and 793 new cases. The department also said that daily hospitalizations due to the virus have dropped under 1,000 in L.A. County for the first time since November 23.

The new numbers reported bring L.A. County to a total of 22,446 deaths, and 1,209,632 identified cases.

At time of reporting, 979 individuals are hospitalized with Covid-19, 29% of whom are in the ICU. Test results have been made available to nearly 5,946,000 people, with 19% testing positive. Saturday’s test positivity rate, in particular, came in at 1.8%. While the number of hospitalizations due to the virus continues to decline, it is still considered high. …

[Saturday’s] news comes on the heels of a major announcement [Friday], which saw Los Angeles County join 12 others in shifting down into the red reopening tier, closely aligned with a framework announced by the state. This shift came, in accordance with the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, after 2 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine had been administered to some of its hardest-hit communities. …

Deadline Hollywood 3/13

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