24 New Deaths and 1,970 New Positive Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

AMTV LOS ANGELES, Calif. Dec 2 – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) today released the latest data on COVID-19.

1,970 new COVID-19 cases (1,530,526 cases to date)
24 new deaths due to COVID-19 (27,208 deaths to date)
574 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19
More than 9,448,000 individuals tested; 15% of people tested positive

As of December 2, California has confirmed a total of 4,815,277 COVID-19 cases and 73,919 deaths.

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is taking the following steps to protect Californians against COVID-19 and the Omicron variant:

Monitoring for the presence of the variant in California through the California SARS-CoV-2 Whole Genome Sequencing Initiative, known as COVIDNet. This is a public-private partnership that provides California with genomic sequencing to help understand and control the spread of COVID-19. COVIDNet gives us the ability to detect variants early.

Partnering with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to gather information and expertise to help the public, local public health departments and health care providers.

Preparing to increase COVID-19 testing at airports across California for U.S. citizens and legal residents returning from South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi.

Focusing on COVID-19 vaccination and booster efforts to ensure that all Californians have access to safe, effective, and free vaccines that can prevent serious illness and death from COVID-19. It’s not too late for anyone eligible to get vaccinated or boosted to protect themselves and others against COVID-19.

The CDC recommends that travelers from Southern Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi to test within 3-5 days after arrival, quarantine for 7 days, and isolate and test if COVID-19 symptoms develop.

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