By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) reported an additional 2364 COVID-19 cases, bringing to total cases, including Long Beach and Pasadena to 88,262. Health officials also 34 additional COVID-19 related fatalities, of which twenty-seven people had underlying health conditions.
Public Health continues to assess key recovery indicators to understand how COVID-19 is affecting communities and capacity to treat people who may become seriously ill. Public Health is seeing small increases in hospitalizations and in the 7-day average of the daily positivity rate. There are 1,515 people who are currently hospitalized, 27% of these people are in the ICU and 18% are on ventilators. Although this number is significantly lower than peaks of over 1900 people hospitalized daily for COVID-19, this is higher than 1350 to 1450 daily hospitalizations seen in recent weeks. And while the cumulative positivity rate remains at 8%, the 7-day average of the daily positivity rate has increased to 8.8%.
Statewide, California has reported 183,073 COVID-019 cases, including 5580 deaths. Riverside, San Diego and Orange counties follow LA County with 13948, 11098 and 10711 cases, respectively.
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