9,997 New Positive Cases and 84 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

LOS ANGELES, CA, Feb 5 – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) today released the latest data on COVID-19.

9,997 new COVID-19 cases (2,720,216 cases to date)
84 new deaths due to COVID-19 (29,364 deaths to date)
3,012 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19
More than 11,170,000 individuals tested; 22% of people tested positive to date

“Today, our nation marks another tragic milestone — 900,000 American lives have been lost to COVID-19. They were beloved mothers and fathers, grandparents, children, brothers and sisters, neighbors, and friends. Each soul is irreplaceable. We pray for the loved ones they have left behind, and together we keep every family enduring this pain in our hearts,” said in a statement by president Joe Biden on 900,000 American deaths from COVID-⁠19 in Friday.

”We can save even more lives — and spare countless families from the deepest pain imaginable — if everybody does their part. I urge all Americans: get vaccinated, get your kids vaccinated, and get your booster shot if you are eligible. It’s free, easy, and effective — and it can save your life, and the lives of those you love,” said Biden.

The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 passed the 900,000 mark on Feb 5, Friday. As of Saturday afternoon, data from the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center showed that there were 901,391 deaths.This milestone comes less than two months after the toll eclipsed 800,000 deaths.

In the past day, there were 371,447 new cases – a number that has fallen significantly since mid-January – and 4,154 new deaths. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said last week that unvaccinated people are 97 times more likely to die from omicron than those who were up to date with their vaccinations.

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