On Saturday, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported 4 new deaths from Covid-19 and 196 new positive cases.
While data showed that hospitalizations are continuing to decrease, case numbers and deaths announced today may reflect delays in weekend reporting.
With the addition of today’s numbers, L.A. County comes to a total of 24,415 deaths from the coronavirus, and 1,246,123 confirmed cases.
At present, 236 County residents are hospitalized with Covid-19. 18% of them are in the ICU. Test results have now been made available to nearly 6,900,000 people, with 17% of them testing positive.
Two of the people whose deaths were reported today were over the age of 80, while the other two were between the ages of 65 and 79.
Covid-19 vaccines are now available to anyone 12 years and older who is living or working in L.A. At most vaccination sites, no appointment is necessary. Starting June 15, the County will undergo a full reopening, as California’s Stay-at-Home Order is terminated, and its Blueprint for a Safer Economy is retired.
With the 15th now just days away, Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer emphasized the importance of vaccination, in keeping Covid transmission low. “If you’re not yet vaccinated, you do not have the same protection as vaccinated people so you will need to take extra care by keeping your mask on when you’re indoors and when you’re in an outdoor crowded situation,” she said. “As the County reopens on June 15, masking will continue to be the best protection that unvaccinated people have.”
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