3% of LA Gets Covid

11/19 LA County Dept. of Public Health reports 2,301 newly confirmed coronavirus cases and 25 new deaths, bringing countywide totals to 344,523 cumulative cases and 7,299 deaths. This means that about 3% of the County’s population of 10 million have developed coronavirus, since March 1. And 0.03% of the population have died, half of those older than 78 years of age.

Of the 25 new deaths reported, seven people were over the age of 80, eight were between the ages of 65 and 79, seven were between the ages of 50 and 64, two were between the ages of 30 and 49 and one was between the ages of 18 and 29. Nineteen of those who died had underlying health conditions.

As of Tuesday, there were 1,126 people with COVID-19 hospitalized, 27% of whom were being treated in intensive care units — a more than 40% increase from two weeks ago. The county has not experienced hospitalizations over 1,100 since late-August.

Health officials also reported that the county’s current five-day rolling average of daily new cases was 2,884.

If that average increases to 4,000 or more — or hospitalizations reach more than 1,750 per day — restaurants, breweries, wineries and bars will go back to takeout service only.

If that average hits 4,500 or more — or daily hospitalizations are more than 2,000 — a Safer at Home Order would be instituted for three weeks, allowing only essential workers and those securing essential services to leave their homes with a curfew in place from 10 p.m.-6 a.m.

With testing results available for more than 3,420,000 people, the county’s overall positivity rate was holding steady at 9%.


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