Los Angeles County health officials on Saturday announced more than 2,400 new COVID-19 cases, marking the third consecutive day with more than 2,000 confirmed infections and signaling that the disease is “spreading. expanding and increasing in LA County ”.
Infections are on the rise in LA County and around most of the country with daily numbers not seen since August, according to a report from the county’s Department of Public Health. County officials also confirmed 15 more deaths from the disease.
“Our indicators for this week are relevant and confirm that COVID-19 transmission is widespread and increasing in LA County,” the ministry said in its statement. “To date, Public Health has identified 319,977 COVID-19 positive cases across all LA County areas and a total of 7,170 deaths.”
There are 840 people with COVID-19 in district hospitals; 30% of them are in intensive care, officials said.
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