The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced 2,645 new COVID-19 cases and 51 new deaths on Saturday. The ministry shared that it anticipates getting some backlog of lab reports from the state in the coming days.
The latest update shows the current number of new cases, deaths, and hospital admissions down from Friday’s update. The Saturday count shows about 500 fewer new cases and 10 fewer current hospital admissions than the day before, 31% of which were in the ICU. From Friday to Saturday, the daily death toll fell from 53 to 51.
While the numbers seem to be down, the latest update comes days after the county hit more than 200,000 confirmed coronavirus infections on Thursday, as Los Angeles has a total of 206,761as of today. The county had a total of nearly 5,000 deaths, with a current total of 4,967 people.
On Friday, California officially reported that the State of Golden witnessed more than 10,000 coronavirus deaths. Although problems with the state COVID-19 reporting process have resulted in a lack of daily new case data, the technical error did not affect the total number of hospitalizations.
Earlier this week, California broke a one-day record for coronavirus deaths with a report of 200 new deaths on Wednesday.
Read the Los Angeles Public Health Saturday updates below.
Public Health Report 51 new deaths and 2,645 new positive # COVID-19 due to delay in state reporting continue t… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
LA Public Health (@lapublichealth) August 8, 2020