The Los Angeles Division of Public Well being has confirmed two further circumstances of the UK variant of COVID-19, totaling 14 whole circumstances in LA County.
The brand new variant, categorised as B.1.1.7, is understood to be extra contagious than the Wuhan pressure of COVID-19. Director of Public Well being Barbara Ferrer urges much more warning with the potential rise of circumstances as a result of newly launched coronavirus variant. “With the U.Okay. variant circulating within the County, we’ll doubtless see extra variant circumstances recognized within the County. We should stay diligent with our security measures regardless that we see general decreases in circumstances, hospitalizations and deaths. Let’s maintain our guard up as a result of we all know letting our guard down will result in extra circumstances and, tragically, extra deaths once more,” stated Ferrer.
The Division of Public Well being has additionally confirmed 136 deaths and a pair of,393 new circumstances of coronavirus in L.A. County. Thus far, the division has tallied 1,179,063 circumstances throughout all areas of LA county with 19,793 deaths.
There are at the moment 2,498 hospitalizations in L.A. County, a 30% decline from the three,426 hospitalized the week earlier than. Of all present hospitalizations, 30% are within the ICU.
At this time’s positivity price marked 3.8%, a drop of 1.5% from the final week’s price of 5.3%.
Residents below 50 years previous represent 64% of the brand new coronavirus circumstances reported immediately, with residents between the ages of 18 to 49 years previous driving most of those circumstances. Residents 65 and older symbolize 71% of the reported deaths regardless that they make up simply 15% of the brand new circumstances.
COVID-19 Every day Replace:
February 20, 2021
New Circumstances: 2,393 (1,179,063 to this point)
New Deaths: 136 (19,793 to this point)
Present Hospitalizations: 2,498 pic.twitter.com/tgLJi3C9BI
— LA Public Well being (@lapublichealth) February 20, 2021