The ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to make the holiday a holiday. Once a happy and brilliant, dark and loss period, Los Angeles public health officials confirmed 29,464 new Covid-19 cases in just two days.
Officials confirmed that there were 13,185 deaths on Saturday, another 5 deaths, and 15,538 on Friday, with another 131 deaths. There are still 6,770 people in Los Angeles County hospitalized due to Covid-19. According to Public Health, the number of deaths reported on Saturday was underestimated due to the reported lag associated with spectrum service disruptions and the Christmas holiday.
To date, health officials have identified 672,069 Covid-19 cases and reported 9,438 deaths in Los Angeles County.
The latest report is a few days after both Los Angeles County and California passed severe milestones during this holiday. On Tuesday, 9,000 people died in Los Angeles. Last Friday, California became the first state to exceed 2 million Covid-1
Although the number of Covid-19 cases continues to increase (as holiday travel may surge in the coming weeks), public health officials continue to urge Los Angeles County to adopt the same strategy that has been amplified since the beginning of the pandemic: avoid gatherings with people outside of your family, as appropriate Wear masks around other people and keep physical distance if possible.
Today’s figures reflect the 13,185 cases reported today and 15,538 cases since yesterday, of which 131 people died yesterday and 5 people died today.
COVID-19 daily update:
December 26, 2020
New cases: 29,464 (672,096 so far)
New deaths: 142 (9,438 to date)
Current hospitalizations: 6,770 pic.twitter.com/GxH5l88Sjk
—Los Angeles Public Health (@lapublichealth) December 27, 2020