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Health Officials Say LA County is Seeing New Increase in Covid Cases

According to Health officials, since all sectors were allowed to reopen on June 15, Los Angeles County has experienced a “significant increase” in COVID-19 hospitalizations per day, with test positivity rising 10-fold. Officials reported that there are already 525 persons in the region hospitalized with COVID-19, up from 372 a week ago. On the day of California’s full reopening, there were just 218 persons hospitalized with the sickness.

According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, coronavirus cases have grown 700 percent since that date, and officials are beginning to notice similar increases in hospitalizations. In addition, positive test results increased from 0.4 percent on June 15 to 4.1 percent on Monday. Because of the alarming and continuing rise, officials in the region reinstated the mask mandate last week, compelling residents to wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status.

Officials stated in a news release, “Due to the significant increased circulation of the more infectious Delta variant, the intermingling of unmasked individuals where vaccination status is unknown, and the risks to the almost 4 million people in L.A. County who have not been or are not eligible to be vaccinated, including 1.3 million children under 12 years of age, the Los Angeles County Health Officer Order was modified to require masking for everyone while indoors, regardless of vaccination status to prevent increased COVID-19 spread.”

Additionally, the Health department collaborates with workplaces and enterprises to ensure that they have the resources they need to ensure that employees are adhering to the Health order. Finally, officials continue to urge eligible persons who have not been vaccinated to do so, as the vaccine is beneficial in avoiding COVID-19 severe infection.

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