Los Angeles, California – The number of people hospitalized and who have died from coronavirus continues to grow at an accelerated rate in Los Angeles.
According to him Health Department report this Saturday, to date have been identified 130,242 positive cases of COVID-19 in all areas of the county and a total of 3,793 deaths.
However, the most alarming numbers are cases of hospitalizations and people requiring medical attention in the Intensive Care Units (ICU) of the county, since if the numbers continue to grow at the rate seen in the last two weeks, the health system will be overwhelmed.
Currently, there more than 2,000 people hospitalized, 27% of these people are confirmed cases in the ICU and 18% are confirmed cases found with artificial respirators. This number remains “substantially higher than the 1,350 to 1,450 daily hospitalizations seen four weeks ago,” according to the statement.
Four months have passed since the public health emergency began coronavirus in Los Angeles. However, the trend of increasing cases in the month of July has meant that the next few weeks are considered as “critical” to control the spread of the virus again.
“Wear a mask and stay away from when there are others around you who are not from your home. We must work together to slow the spread again. Unless we can do this, our recovery path is in jeopardy,” she said. Bárbara Ferrer, Director of Public Health County.
Also, the mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, said that it is necessary to continue with the prevention measures during this time. “We all miss our usual summer activities: getting together with friends and family for barbecues, playing with children, playing group sports or other gatherings, “however, he added,” this summer we cannot do it. “These are sacrifices that can be implemented to contribute to the common good.
Coronavirus in Southern California
The state of California has also seen an increase in the number of positive cases that are reported daily. For this, the Governor of California Gavin Newsom continues to monitor more than half of the state’s counties to determine behavior regarding their positivity rate and hospital capacity.
These are the cases reported up to this Saturday by counties in southern California:
- Orange County: 23,901 confirmed cases, 421 people have died.
- Imperial County: 7,827 confirmed cases, 135 people have died and 6,655 people have recovered.
- San Bernardino County: 18,912 confirmed cases, 304 people have died.
- Riverside county: 24,765 confirmed cases, 537 people have died and 9,367 people have recovered.
- Ventura County: 4,246 confirmed cases, 53 people have died and 2,299 people have recovered.
- San Diego County: 19,371 confirmed cases, 422 people have died.
Recent studies have shown that there are a “significant number of people infected with Covid-19 who are asymptomatic and capable of transmitting the virus to others”. A new guide to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that all people Cloth masks or face masks should be worn in public places to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.