UPDATE: After the Los Angeles Division of Public Well being confirmed 14 circumstances of the UK variant of Covid-19,
Public Well being has reported 93 new deaths and 1,465 new confirmed circumstances of Covid-19 within the county. The decrease variety of deaths and circumstances might mirror reporting delays over the weekend.
As numbers development down, it ought to nonetheless be famous that the U.S. is on the grim milestone of hitting 500,000 deaths.
In accordance with the New York Times, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci is optimistic that vaccination websites across the nation will rebound after weather-related delivery delays of the vaccine. Fauci famous that two million of the delayed doses had already been shipped.
“We will play fairly good catch-up,” stated Fauci, President Biden’s chief medical adviser for Covid-19 on Meet the Press. “While you simply, you understand, put the foot to the accelerator and actually push, we’ll get it as much as the place we must be by the center of the week.”
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— LA Public Well being (@lapublichealth) February 21, 2021
PREVIOUS: 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, labeled 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 because of the newly launched coronavirus variant. “With the U.Okay. variant circulating within the County, we’ll possible see extra variant circumstances recognized within the County. We should stay diligent with our security measures although 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 couple 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 present 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.
Right this moment’s positivity charge marked 3.8%, a drop of 1.5% from the final week’s charge of 5.3%.
Residents underneath 50 years outdated represent 64% of the brand new coronavirus circumstances reported immediately, with residents between the ages of 18 to 49 years outdated driving most of those circumstances. Residents 65 and older signify 71% of the reported deaths although they make up simply 15% of the brand new circumstances.
COVID-19 Day by day Replace:
February 20, 2021
New Circumstances: 2,393 (1,179,063 thus far)
New Deaths: 136 (19,793 thus far)
Present Hospitalizations: 2,498 pic.twitter.com/tgLJi3C9BI
— LA Public Well being (@lapublichealth) February 20, 2021