Los Angeles County reported nearly 9,000 new coronavirus cases and seven related deaths on Sunday – marking a continuing wave of infections fueled by the highly contagious Omicron version that recently prompted officials expand test option and that is appended The second year of vacation planning for many families.
LA County announced 8,891 new cases on Sunday, compared to 11,930 on Saturday, but officials cautioned that the latest figures may not be complete due to delays in reporting over the holiday and weekend. The latest figure represents a significant increase from the case count at the start of last week, when authorities reported 3,258 new cases on Monday.
officials have repeatedly urged to exercise caution In recent times, encouraging people to reduce holiday plans, test first Gathering with family and, above all, continuing to rely on the best equipment available: vaccines, boosters and masks.
Even after 67% of Californians were fully vaccinated, officials have warned of successful cases of vaccinated people becoming infected with the Omicron version, now major strain of virus,
Testing creates another layer of protection, and county health officials recently reintroduced an at-home test collection program that allows residents who have COVID-19 symptoms and who believe they have a nosebleed. Those exposed to the virus to request test swab kits. Delivered within two days.
The infection is increasing rapidly in most parts of the state and the country.
California has reported an average of more than 11,900 new cases over the past week, a nearly 73% increase from two weeks ago, and more than 3,700 people currently hospitalized, including those with COVID-19 nationwide. There has been one confirmed case of -19, an increase of about 10% from two. week ago, according to The Times’ Hospitalization Tracker, In LA County, officials said 849 people are currently hospitalized.
An estimated 5.1 million Californians have recovered from COVID-19 or are no longer contagious, according to a general statistical method implemented by The Times. Roughly 120,000 cases are active.