L.A. County records 3,000 new coronavirus cases in 3 days

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Los Angeles Times 11 July, 2021 - 06:42pm 44 views

It was the first time since early March that the county has reported three consecutive days when more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases were reported on each of those days.

The numbers underscore growing concerns about how the highly contagious Delta variant is spreading among unvaccinated people. Officials have said those who have received vaccinations have an excellent chance of being protected.

Of 4.67 million L.A. County residents who have been fully vaccinated, only 0.06% have subsequently tested positive for the coronavirus, 0.004% have been hospitalized for COVID-19, and 0.0004% have died.

Data from Britain cited last week by Dr. Anthony Fauci, the U.S. government’s top infectious-diseases expert, say that the two-dose course of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is 96% effective in preventing hospitalization from COVID-19, 88% effective in preventing symptomatic infection and 79% effective in preventing lab-confirmed infection. Experts believe the Moderna vaccine — because it’s based on the same technology as Pfizer’s — is similarly effective.

Fauci also expressed confidence in the Johnson & Johnson vaccine’s effectiveness. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine uses technology similar to one used in the AstraZeneca vaccine, which studies in Britain show is 92% effective against hospitalization and 60% effective against either symptomatic disease or lab-confirmed infection.

New data demonstrate that vaccines are just as effective in protecting people against the Delta variant as other strains. About 89% of people who have tested positive for the Delta variant in L.A. County in June were either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated; that percentage is about the same for the Alpha and Gamma variants and all other strains combined.

“We’re a large county, and so the numbers are staggering in terms of people who are at risk of being able to get infected,” Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said last week.

On Friday, 1,044 cases were reported, and an additional 1,111 cases were reported Saturday, according to a Los Angeles Times tally of cases. On Sunday, the L.A. County Department of Public Health announced 1,113 new cases.

For the seven-day period that ended Saturday, L.A. County reported an average of 756 new cases a day. That’s three times higher than the average number of cases for the seven-day period that ended June 26, when 244 cases were reported a day.

Hospitalizations are rising, too. COVID-19 hospitalizations Friday rose to 373 — the highest number since early May — and up about 76% from the record low set June 12, when hospitalizations fell to 212. On Saturday, L.A. County reported 372 hospitalizations. `

The daily number of reported COVID-19 deaths remains low, averaging seven a day.

Officials said that it’s unvaccinated younger residents who are transmitting the virus the most. Of the new cases reported Saturday, 70% of them were adults ages 18 to 49.

“Because of increased intermingling and summer social activities and the circulation of more variants … there is increased risk of COVID-19 infection for people who aren’t fully vaccinated,” the L.A. County Department of Public Health said in a statement.

Average daily coronavirus cases across California are also increasing. By Saturday night, California was reporting an average of more than 2,000 new cases a day over the last week, a figure that hasn’t been seen since April. Statewide hospitalizations climbed to 1,414 as of Saturday, a number that hasn’t been seen since mid-May.

“Our current hospitalization trends & increasing Delta variant … infecting our remaining unvaccinated are concerning,” California state epidemiologist Dr. Erica Pan said in a tweet.

L.A. County continues to recommend that even fully vaccinated people wear masks in indoor public spaces amid some concerns that a very small number of vaccinated people may be able to transmit the virus to other people.

State and federal officials have said there is no need for fully vaccinated people to wear masks in indoor settings, given the high level of effectiveness of the vaccines.

Delta is now California’s most identified variant, accounting for 42.9% of cases analyzed in June, according to figures the state Department of Public Health released Thursday.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also estimates that the Delta variant, which is believed to be twice as transmissible as conventional coronavirus strains, now makes up 51.7% of cases nationally.

Despite the dangers posed by Delta, officials stress that the available vaccines hold up well — providing high levels of protection both against infection and the more serious health effects of COVID-19.

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Covid Now Infecting Mostly Younger People In Los Angeles; 83% Of New Cases Under 50 Years Old

Deadline 11 July, 2021 - 07:06pm

Los Angeles County’s alarming spike in Covid cases continued on Saturday, with a second-consecutive 1,000-plus tally of daily infections. The county reported 1,094 new cases of and eight additional deaths.

On Friday there were 1,107 new Covid-19 infections. That was double the number reported a week prior and the county’s highest daily figure since March. The higher case counts are being detected despite a big fall in testing since the start of the year.

Saturday’s number is striking not just because it remained above 1,000, but also because tallies are usually much lower on weekends due to fewer tests and lags in reporting.

The number of people hospitalized in Los Angeles County because of the virus is also rising steadily, swelling from 336 on Friday to 373 on Saturday, according to state figures. There were 79 people in intensive care as of Saturday, down from 83 the previous day.

The 7-day average test positivity rate — considered one of the best measures of rising or falling infections — was 2.4%. One week ago that same rate was 1.5%. One month ago it was 0.3%. And, despite assumptions formed due to trends early in the pandemic, that spread is not happening among residents over 50.

— LA Public Health (@lapublichealth) July 10, 2021

Local health authorities said Saturday that transmission of Covid is increasing among younger, unvaccinated county residents. Of the 1,094 new cases reported by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, 83% are among people under the age of 50 years old with the highest number of new cases among residents between the ages of 18 and 49 years old: 70% of new cases.

“As cases increase, the urgency to get more people vaccinated is rising. Nearly 100% of new cases are occurring among those not fully vaccinated,” County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said. “All of our Covid-19 vaccines are very effective at protecting you from severe disease from COVID-19 and variants of concern like the Delta variant. We remain focused on equitably bringing vaccines and high-quality health information to all of our L.A. County communities with a particular focus on those communities that have been hard hit by the pandemic.”

Certainly, the more people who get vaccinated, the less chance there is of infection, spread and the rise of new variants. Unfortunately, roughly 15% of L.A. county’s 10 million residents are under the age of 12 and are not yet eligible for vaccination. Overall, only 4.7 million Angelenos have been fully inoculated.

The Delta variant is considered responsible for mass infections in India and outbreaks in the United Kingdom and Israel. In the latter two countries, studies indicated that, as a U.K. report said, “the increase was driven by mostly non-vaccinated young people.”

Last week, there were 634 Delta variant cases identified in California. The total on Friday was 1,085. That’s a 71% rise in just one week. Only a fraction of Covid-19 tests are genomically sequenced — the process by which individual variants are parsed — so the raw numbers are small compared to overall new case numbers. But genomic sequencing does give an up-or-down indication of variant spread.

Federal officials have said the variant is also believed to be responsible for a majority of new infections being reported in the United States — the vast majority of them among unvaccinated residents.

Across the U.S., the case and death counts doubled in the past 24 hours. There were 48,241 new cases and 518 new Covid-related deaths reported on Saturday, according to Johns Hopkins University. On Friday, the Hopkins count was a little over 20,000 and the number of deaths 257. Saturday’s 7-day average test positivity rate was 3.61%, up from 2.65% on Friday.

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Los Angeles County Public Health Reports Show Covid-19 Cases Still Rising, Again Topping 1,000

Yahoo Entertainment 11 July, 2021 - 07:06pm

Today’s tally from the LA Public Health account shows 1,094 cases and 8 deaths, the latter bringing the mortality body count to more than 24, 538 to date.

So far, there’s been no call for additional restrictions on businesses or public activities.

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CBS Los Angeles 11 July, 2021 - 07:06pm

Today’s tally from the LA Public Health account shows 1,094 cases and 8 deaths, the latter bringing the mortality body count to more than 24, 538 to date.

So far, there’s been no call for additional restrictions on businesses or public activities.

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Los Angeles County’s alarming spike in Covid cases continued on Saturday, with a second-consecutive 1,000-plus tally of daily infections. The county reported 1,094 new cases of and eight additional deaths. On Friday there were 1,107 new Covid-19 infections. That was double the number reported a week prior and the county’s highest daily figure since March. […]

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Los Angeles County has recorded more than 2,000 new coronavirus cases in two days, part of a troubling rise in cases as viral transmission increases among unvaccinated people.

It was the first time since early March that the county has reported two consecutive days when more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases were reported.

The numbers underscore growing concerns about how the highly contagious Delta variant is spreading COVID-19 among unvaccinated people. Officials have said those who have received vaccinations are protected.

Roughly 59% of L.A. County residents are at least partly vaccinated to this point, but the that leaves millions more who are at risk, officials said.

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In troubling spike, L.A. County sees 3,000 new coronavirus cases in three days

Yahoo News 11 July, 2021 - 01:37pm

It was the first time since early March that the county has reported three consecutive days when more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases were reported on each of those days.

The numbers underscore growing concerns about how the highly contagious Delta variant is spreading among unvaccinated people. Officials have said those who have received vaccinations have an excellent chance of being protected.

Of 4.67 million L.A. County residents who have been fully vaccinated, only 0.06% have subsequently tested positive for the coronavirus, 0.004% have been hospitalized for COVID-19, and 0.0004% have died.

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“We’re a large county, and so the numbers are staggering in terms of people who are at risk of being able to get infected,” Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said last week.

On Friday, 1,044 cases were reported, and an additional 1,111 cases were reported Saturday, according to a Los Angeles Times tally of cases. On Sunday, the L.A. County Department of Public Health announced 1,113 new cases.

For the seven-day period that ended Saturday, L.A. County reported an average of 756 new cases a day. That's three times higher than the average number of cases for the seven-day period that ended June 26, when 244 cases were reported a day.

Hospitalizations are rising, too. COVID-19 hospitalizations Friday rose to 373 — the highest number since early May — and up about 76% from the record low set June 12, when hospitalizations fell to 212. On Saturday, L.A. County reported 372 hospitalizations. `

The daily number of reported COVID-19 deaths remains low, averaging seven a day.

Officials said that it's unvaccinated younger residents who are transmitting the virus the most. Of the new cases reported Saturday, 70% of them were adults ages 18 to 49.

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Average daily coronavirus cases across California are also increasing. By Saturday night, California was reporting an average of more than 2,000 new cases a day over the last week, a figure that hasn't been seen since April. Statewide hospitalizations climbed to 1,414 as of Saturday, a number that hasn't been seen since mid-May.

"Our current hospitalization trends & increasing Delta variant … infecting our remaining unvaccinated are concerning," California state epidemiologist Dr. Erica Pan said in a tweet.

L.A. County continues to recommend that even fully vaccinated people wear masks in indoor public spaces amid some concerns that a very small number of vaccinated people may be able to transmit the virus to other people.

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Delta is now California’s most identified variant, accounting for 42.9% of cases analyzed in June, according to figures the state Department of Public Health released Thursday.

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