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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

The LA County Hospital is seeing improvements in the Covid metrics as admissions fall

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The number of coronavirus patients at Los Angeles County Hospitals has dropped 25 times in the past two days, from 47 to 90,007, according to the state’s latest data.

The number of intensive care patients remained at 278.

About 1,800 hospitalized due to the virus were fueled by the Delta variant during the summer.

The latest figures came when county health officials reported 1,14 new cases of Covid-11, and 2 additional deaths in September. The number of cases and deaths probably reflects the reporting delay over the weekend.

Officials say they are seeing a steady downward trend in COVID-19 cases, hospital admissions and deaths, with some reassuring that higher vaccination rates and safety precautions in Labor Day celebrations have helped avoid a normal increase in cases experienced after major holidays.

On September 15, the seven-day daily Cavid-1 of had an average of 1,476, the lowest since July 14. Meanwhile, hospital admissions have dropped by 17 percent compared to the previous week, and after a long plateau, deaths have also dropped slightly, according to Los Angeles County Public Health.

According to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) threshold, transmission in Los Angeles County has gone from “high” to “substantial”, with 86 new cases per 100,000 case rates per week.

“While we are seeing significant gains in our efforts to reduce the spread of Kovid-1 of the community, we cannot be satisfied with the actual risk posed by this virus. “We still need to reduce the number of new cases so that we can enter the best shape in the autumn and winter seasons that we endured last year,” said Barbara Ferrer, director of public health.

“We usually develop respiratory viruses in cold weather and when we carry out activities indoors. If we increase our vaccination rate, protect ourselves and others with masking, and use stretch tests to identify infected people so that they become isolated and Their close contact is quarantine, we have another chance to avoid winter like we did last year, “he added.

On Saturday, the health department reported 1,60,002 new cases and 229 additional deaths from Covid-11.

The test positivity rate on Saturday was 1.3 percent.

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As of Sept. 19, 92 percent of Los Angeles County residents aged 65 and over had received at least one dose of the vaccine, such as 78-year-olds aged 16 and over and 77 percent of residents 12 years or older. Ty percent of residents 12 years of age or older have been fully vaccinated.

Meanwhile, booster shots of the Pfizer Covid-1 vaccine have been officially made available to selected residents of Los Angeles County, with federal health officials finalizing additional vaccine doses to strengthen virus protection for the high-risk group.

“Eligible residents of Los Angeles County can begin taking their booster doses at any of the hundreds of Pfizer vaccine supplier sites,” Ferrero-Waldner said Friday.

“The booster dose provides improved protection for people who were fully vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine six months ago who are at risk of getting Covid-1 and / or are at risk of serious illness from Covid. The LA County Vaccination Network is ready to give Booster today.
Those who are eligible and have not yet been vaccinated continue to be given priority to get the first dose.

A CDC advisory panel on Thursday recommended Pfizer booster shots for people 655 years of age or older, for long-term care benefits and the underlying health of 50-64 people, as well as for people aged 18-49 with serious health problems.

CDC Director Dr. R. Rochelle Walenski approved the recommendation on Friday and expanded it to include people at risk of infection due to their profession.

Booster shots are only available to people who received a second dose of the Pfizer vaccine at least six months ago. Booster has not yet been approved for those who have received the Modern or Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Appointments for booster shots can be made through the state’s MyTurn website. Appointments can be made directly to the pharmacy or clinic that provides the Pfizer vaccine.

Ferrer noted that the county has 1,300 specific vaccination sites, including 400 mobile clinics, which means it has the local capacity to handle 130,000 shots per day, so the county is in a good position to meet the demand for booster shots.



This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

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