LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles County Division of Public Well being Friday reported 1,838 newly confirmed COVID-19 instances and 144 deaths, bringing countywide totals to 1,189,232 instances and 21,241 deaths.
Of the brand new deaths reported, 47 individuals had been over the age of 80, 45 individuals had been between the ages of 65 and 79, 40 individuals had been between the ages of 50 and 64, six individuals had been between the ages of 30 and 49, and two individuals had been between the ages of 18 and 29. Lengthy Seashore reported three deaths, and Pasadena added one.
Public Well being additionally introduced that just about 1.96 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered throughout L.A. County, with 600,497 individuals having already acquired their second doses.
And whereas officers mentioned the county’s vaccination websites had the capability to manage 500,000 doses this previous week, the county solely acquired 211,000 doses.
Well being officers mentioned they count on to obtain 269,000 doses subsequent week — simply as vaccine eligibility expands to incorporate training and childcare staff, meals and agriculture staff, and emergency providers and regulation enforcement staff — with 103,000 doses put aside for first doses.
“We’re very hopeful our allocation of COVID-19 vaccination doses will increase as extra vaccine choices turn into obtainable,” Dr. Barbara Ferrer, county public well being director, mentioned. “The extra individuals which are protected with vaccine, mixed with companies and residents following the security measures, the faster we drive down instances and the earlier we transfer to much less restrictive tiers that permit for extra reopening.”
There have been 1,886 COVID-19 sufferers hospitalized Friday, 30% of whom had been being handled in intensive care models — a drastic decline from the highs of over 8,000 reported in January.
With testing outcomes obtainable for greater than 5,811,000 people, the county’s general positivity charge was holding regular at 19%, although the each day take a look at positivity charge had fallen to 2.9%.