Dr. Barbara Ferrer, director of the Los Angeles Department of Public Health, spoke out at noon Monday to report on the pandemic conditions in the city and reported that the county reached 6,360 cases from coronavirus. 1,083 of those cases have been confirmed in the last 48 hours.
Ferrer referred to the number of deaths and confirmed that they are already 247 deceased because of respiratory disease. “Today we confirm the death of 15 other people. County death rate has risen from 1.9% to 2.3%“ stated during her statements.
1,366 positive county patients have had to be hospitalized at some point, which represents 21% of all cases.
The director made reference to 12 new cases of COVID-19 among the homeless population. One of the infected is “inside a shelter and we are carrying out the investigations related to the case”, Sentenced. The other 11 people would be on the street.
Dr. Ferrer also spoke about the investigations that are being carried out in 109 special institutions such as nursing homes, shelters, nursing homes, among others, that have at least one positive case. “There are 512 confirmed cases between residents and staff of these institutions.“, she claimed.
The United States reports more than 300,000 cases due to illness and Los Angeles It has become the epicenter of the west coast.