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.