Los Angeles County health officials expressed cautious optimism on Monday that the community spread of COVID-19 has begun to slow and other key indicators are stabilizing.
County Health Bureau Director Barbara Ferrer said on Monday: “We are cautiously optimistic about the pace of resuming the slow spread of COVID-19.” “I want to emphasize this word cautiously. We still see An average of 2,000 people were hospitalized every day last week.”
However, she said, the good news is that the number of hospitalizations has begun to decline.
Last week, the county’s daily number of hospitalizations due to COVID-1
Ferrer said in a statement: “We hope that the collective actions taken in the past few weeks will enable us to return to proliferation mitigation.”
But the health director said it remains to be seen whether the county can maintain this trend in the coming weeks, and there is no reason to resume normal operations immediately.
The decline in hospitalization rates was about three weeks after Governor Gavin Newsef ordered several business units to stop indoor operations to curb the spread of the virus caused by the surge in cases.
Los Angeles County reported 1,634 new coronavirus cases and 12 new deaths on Monday, bringing a total of 193,499 cases and 4,701 deaths across the county. Due to laboratory closures, the county usually reports fewer cases on weekends.
Ferrer said: “We do hope that because we see the number of hospitalizations stabilized, we will start to see fewer deaths.”
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