Public health officials in Los Angeles suggested that as the number of hospitalizations and deaths continues to grow at an alarming rate, all basic workers in the county should wear masks in their houses to prevent the spread of the coronavirus within the family.
Officials called this the “worst disaster”
“Currently, because the spread is so large, we recommend that people wear their face masks when they are at home. This will add a layer of protection when we get past this peak.” Barbara Ferrer (Barbara Ferrer) Said in a press conference on Monday.
Ferrer added: “We strongly recommend that if you are a worker who is leaving every day, or if you are actually a person who has to do the work essential to your family, please cover it up.
A surge in cases: Los Angeles reported 12,617 new cases on Monday, bringing the total number of infections in the county to 932,697. There are still 137 deaths reported, bringing the total number of deaths to 12,387.
The death toll has increased by 1,000%: According to the latest health data, the county has reported more than 1,500 Covid-related deaths in the past 7 days. Since the surge began in November, the death toll in Los Angeles County has increased by a staggering 1,000%.
Hospital resources are tight: As officials continue to resolve infrastructure issues, such as insufficient oxygen supply, limited personnel resources and insufficient beds, nearly 8,000 people are currently hospitalized. Officials said that as of Monday afternoon, the county had 650 beds and 46 ICU beds.
Ten people test positive every minute: Ferrer said that every minute, an average of 10 people in Los Angeles County test positive for Covid-19. She said: “The devastating impact of this surge on our families and local hospitals is the worst disaster the county has suffered in decades.”
vaccine: Ferrer said that despite the unfortunate death, the vaccine is spreading throughout the community. The Los Angeles hospital received 220,000 doses of vaccine, and approximately 160,000 front-line medical staff have been vaccinated. Last week, the hospital began to provide a second dose of vaccine to qualified personnel. So far, more than 22,000 medical staff have been vaccinated throughout the course.
Vaccination location: Los Angeles has established more than 75 vaccination sites to help promote the vaccine to the state’s current level 1A personnel, mainly for non-hospital nurses and health care workers in unskilled nursing facilities. About 20 vaccination sites are currently open to frontline medical staff, and it is expected that at least five vaccination sites will be opened in the near future.