LA County Surpasses 1 Million Documented COVID-19 Cases

Despite draconian lockdown measures, Los Angeles is now the nation's hottest spot for COVID-19 infections

Public health officials warned earlier this week that the actual number of coronavirus cases could be much higher, saying that as many as 1 in 3 residents have been infected since the pandemic began past year.

"There are now 7,597 people now hospitalized with Covid-19, and 22% of these people are in the ICU", L.A. County Public Health said in its release. The county has continued to see elevated daily new case numbers, which always translate to more people being hospitalized.

Los Angeles County has surpassed one million documented cases of COVID-19.

Simon noted growing concerns about the new strain of the coronavirus, first detected in the United Kingdom and since found in multiple places around the country, including San Diego County.

Clinical trials for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine did not include either pregnant or lactating women, and the company has said available data is so far "insufficient" to determine any risks to pregnancy posed by the vaccine, as per BBC.

"The vaccine was administered to the health care workers who have worked at our hospital". Moreover, those who have been administered with any other vaccine in the last 14 days would not be given the vaccine. As of Thursday, roughly 279,000 doses have been administered to health care workers and residents and staff at skilled nursing facilities, according to public health officials.

"We're really trying to do this in an equitable way", Erlewine said. We are very hopeful that additional vaccine will arrive soon so we can begin vaccinating seniors in the next several weeks.

Coronavirus has already infected and killed more people in the United States than in any other country.

"As vaccine supply allows, we want to expand vaccinations and move through the tiers as quickly as possible". For most of this week, the number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 each day remained slightly under 8,000, according to the department. Doctors say even after you get the shot, it's still vital to practice social distancing and regular hand washing. "It will take a number of months to reach the level of vaccination needed in the population to curb ongoing transmission of the virus". Mask can prevent you from contracting COVID-19 and the spread of the virus.



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