• Matt Esnayra

LA County health officials say there is a ‘significant increase’ in COVID-19 hospitalizations

As the transmission of the Delta variant spreads, Los Angeles County says they've seen a "significant increase" in COVID-19 related hospitalizations and that test positivity has grown by the "10-fold."

Where things stand:

Los Angeles County reported 1,233 new COVID-19 cases plus two new fatalities. The County has been recording 10,000 COVID-19 cases a week, the most since March, per the LA Times.

  • 11 California counties, more than half of the state's population, have asked residents to wear face masks while indoors regardless of their vaccination status.

  • For the past seven months, 98.7% of COVID-19 related hospitalizations and deaths were among unvaccinated patients.

  • Not a single fully vaccinated L.A. County resident has been hospitalized due to COVID-19.

  • According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, coronavirus cases have climbed 700 percent since June 15.

Meanwhile, in Long Beach:

City health officials announced last week that Long Beach would be joining the rest of the County in reinstalling a mask mandate for residents while indoors.

  • In their last press release, the Long Beach Health Department stated they've "seen a 331% increase in average daily cases over the past two weeks and 860% since June 15."

  • At this time, 30% of eligible Long Beach residents haven't even received at least one dose of the vaccine from the three major manufacturers, according to the LB Post.

By the Numbers:

  • L.A. County Public Health has confirmed 1,233 new cases of COVID-19.

  • The County reported two new deaths on Monday, one person was over the age of 80, and the other fatality was between the ages of 65 and 79.

  • There are presently 528 persons hospitalized with COVID-19; 372 people were hospitalized last Monday, and 218 people were hospitalized on June 15.

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