In only a few days, LA County reported 2,000 new coronavirus cases
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced 1,113 new confirmed COVID-19 cases; it is the first time since March that County health officials reported two consecutive days of thousand plus cases.
Why it matters:
Today's announcement only reconfirms health experts' concerns that the Delta variant is spreading primarily among the unvaccinated.
60% of Los Angeles County residents are fully vaccinated, according to LA Public Health's dashboard.
White House COVID-19 response coordinator said," "virtually all COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths in the United States are now occurring among unvaccinated individuals," per Fox 11.
Over a thousand new cases were reported on Friday, per the LA Times.
The Big Picture:
Hospitalizations are also on the upswing, and on Saturday, LA County reported that the virus is mainly spreading among younger unvaccinated residents.
Of the 1,094 new cases reported on Saturday, 83% are among people under 50, with the highest number of new cases among residents between the ages of 18 and 49, with 70% of new patients.
LA County Covid-19 Update:
1,113 new COVID-19 cases (1,257,628 cases to date)
4 new deaths due to COVID-19 (24,542 deaths to date)
373 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19
More than 7,010,000 individuals tested; 16% of all people tested positive.