Additional cases of Covid-19 have increased by 75% in the last week in Los Angeles. According to reports, the average number of coronavirus cases recorded daily in Los Angeles County increased to 3,721 in the week ending on Monday from 2,128 in the week prior.
Recent case numbers are three times higher than those seen during the first week of November and quadruple those just before Thanksgiving. It has also been observed that there has been an uptick in the number of Covid-19 fatalities. There is an increase from the 53 fatalities documented the previous week.
For the week ending on Monday, the County recorded 76 Covid-19 deaths
“While it is still too early to tell what the impact of Covid-19 will be this winter, there is accumulating evidence that we are approaching another Covid-19 surge,” said Barbara Ferrer, the County’s public health director. She said there is a widespread belief that the pandemic is gone and that CoVID-19 is no longer a threat.
Nonetheless, it is essential to maintain common-sense mitigation strategies that work to limit transmission and illness, such as masking and keeping up-to-date on vaccines and boosters, in light of both the increases in hospitalizations and the lack of certainty in the winter trajectory for Covid-19.
The population has been recommended by authorities to get vaccinated against and revaccinated against Covid-19. Health officials report that the highest death rates are seen in populations when vaccinations are either inadequate or out of date.