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Culver City, LA County Covid-19 Update

 

December 9, 2021

The Los Angeles County Public Health Department has reported the following Covid-19 totals for Culver City and LA County:

Cases in Culver City – 3116 as of 12/9

Deaths in Culver City – 116 as of 12/9

Cases in LA County – 1718 reported on 12/9 (1,541,886 cases to date)

Deaths in LA County – 15 reported on 12/9 (27,288 deaths to date)

Currently, there are 667 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized in LA County and 27% of these people are in the intensive care unit. Testing results are available for nearly 9,500,000 individuals with 15% of people testing positive. Yesterday’s daily positivity rate was 1.4%.

The Public Health Department has received confirmation of the third case with mutations consistent with the new Omicron variant. The individual recently traveled from West Africa and is fully vaccinated. The individual had mild symptoms and is self-isolating. Known close contacts are fully vaccinated and have tested negative, health officials said.

“This latest case of the Omicron variant in Los Angeles County underscores how critical safety measures are while traveling,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “These requirements include a negative test before boarding your flight, wearing a mask, and not traveling while you are sick. Residents should also consider delaying travel until their and all of their traveling companions are fully vaccinated.”

 

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