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40 new deaths, 839 new confirmed cases – fidgetcube

The Los Angeles County Public Health Department released new data on Covid-19 on Saturday, reporting 40 new deaths and 839 new positive cases.

While public health has said hospitalizations have dropped below 600, the number of reported cases and deaths may reflect delays in notification over the weekend.

Department data brings LA County to a total of 23,274 deaths and 1,221,605 confirmed cases.

At the time of writing, 596 LA County residents are hospitalized with Covid-19, 27% of whom are in intensive care. The number of daily hospitalizations in Los Angeles is now similar to that observed in March 2020, with the 3-day average being 627.

Eight of today’s new deaths were in people over the age of 80, with 20 people aged 65 to 79 lost to the virus. Seven people who died were between 50 and 64 years old, three had died between 30 and 49 years old and one was between 18 and 29 years old. Among the reported deaths, one was from the city of Long Beach.

To date, the test results have been made available to more than 6,1234,300 people, of which 19% have tested positive. The daily rate of test positivity is 1.3%.

California eases some Covid restrictions based on vaccine status

Public health also continues to track cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) in the county. A serious inflammatory disease associated with Covid-19 affecting people under the age of 21, MIS-C has resulted in the death of an LA County child, while affecting 158 in total. All children with MIS-C were hospitalized, 40% being treated in intensive care unit. 73% of reported cases of the disease involve Latino / Latinx children.

Today, Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer noted that “the decrease in the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 is a very encouraging trend.

Ferrer added, “We will continue to make progress in slowing transmission, preventing suffering and saving lives when we all do our part to protect each other by following the rules and getting vaccinated when it is our. tower.

Currently, Covid-19 vaccines are available to all Los Angeles residents aged 50 to 64, as well as other eligible groups. Starting April 15, vaccines will be available to all residents 16 years of age and older.

On Monday, LA County will enter the orange level of California’s plan for a safer economy. Orange County, meanwhile, will enter the least restrictive level on Wednesday, March 31.

When LA turns orange, stores, places of worship, museums, zoos and aquariums will be entitled to 50% indoor capacity. Cinemas and restaurants will also be entitled to an indoor capacity of 50%, or 200 people, whichever is less. Meanwhile, gyms, fitness centers and yoga studios will increase their capacity by 25%. Bars will reopen, but only for outdoor activities, with masking and social distancing enforced – and breweries will have a capacity of 25%, or 100 people, whichever is less. Outdoor sports and live performances will be allowed at 33% of capacity, with theme parks at 25%.

On April 15, Covid-19 restrictions will be further relaxed, allowing major parties, events and receptions to take place again in Los Angeles County.

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