Update: After the Los Angeles Department of Public Health confirmed 14 cases of the British Covid-19 variant,
The public health department reported 93 new deaths and 1,465 new confirmed cases in the county. The lower number of deaths and cases may reflect the late reporting over the weekend.
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Public Health reported 93 new deaths and 1465 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County. Check out https://t.co/WxW4L11lC3 to learn more. pic.twitter.com/x5cCXhNJNe
—Los Angeles Public Health (@lapublichealth) February 21, 2021
Previous: The Los Angeles Department of Public Health has confirmed two other British variants of COVID-19 cases, with a total of 14 cases in Los Angeles County.
It is known that the new variant classified as B.1.1.7 is more infectious than the Wuhan strain COVID-19. The director of public health, Barbara Ferrer, urged people to be more cautious because the newly introduced variants of the coronavirus may increase cases. “With the prevalence of British variants in counties, we may find more variant cases in counties. Even if we see an overall decline in cases, hospitalizations and deaths, we must maintain safety measures. Let us stay vigilant because we Knowing that putting down vigilance will lead to more cases, and unfortunately, more deaths.” Ferrell said.
The Department of Public Health has also confirmed 136 deaths and 2,393 new coronavirus cases in Los Angeles County. So far, the department has counted 1,179,063 cases and 19,793 deaths in all areas of Los Angeles County.
There are currently 2,498 hospitalizations in Los Angeles County, a 30% decrease from the 3,426 in the previous week. Of all current hospitalizations, 30% are in the ICU.
Today’s positive rate is 3.8%, which is 1.5% lower than last week’s 5.3%.
Residents under the age of 50 account for 64% of the new coronavirus cases reported today, with residents aged 18 to 49 being the majority of cases. Residents 65 and older accounted for 71% of reported deaths, although they only accounted for 15% of new cases.
COVID-19 daily update:
February 20, 2021
New cases: 2,393 (1,179,063 to date)
New deaths: 136 (19,793 to date)
Current hospitalizations: 2,498 pic.twitter.com/tgLJi3C9BI
—Los Angeles Public Health (@lapublichealth) February 20, 2021