LOS ANGELES, CA, Dec 28 – Today, LA County reported continued high case numbers along with rising hospitalizations. Most alarming is the increase in test positivity which has more than tripled since mid-December, indicating surging transmission across the county.
With high rates of transmission, unfortunately, even those who are vaccinated can become infected and infect others. And while the hope is that Omicron symptoms are milder, the current rise in hospitalizations is a cause for concern. Hospitalizations have increased by 30% since last Tuesday; the alarming rise in hospitalizations follows an alarming increase in cases last week.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) today released the latest data on COVID-19.
9,473 new COVID-19 cases (1,632,893 cases to date)
22 new deaths due to COVID-19 (27,576 deaths to date)
966 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19
More than 9,960,000 individuals tested; 15% of people tested positive
As of December 28, California has confirmed a total of 5,076,650 COVID-19 cases and 75,558 deaths.
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