로스 앤젤레스 카운티, known for strict lockdowns, hits 1 million COVID cases

로스 앤젤레스 카운티, known for strict lockdowns, hits 1 million COVID cases

로스 앤젤레스 카운티 this weekend surpassed 1 백만 코로나 바이러스 감염증 -19 : 코로나 19 cases since the start of the pandemic and reported its first case of the more contagious variant that was initially discovered in the United Kingdom 작년.

토요일에, the county recorded more than 14,000 cases and some 253 죽음과 7,597 입원, statistics from the country’s department of public health show.

그만큼 피규어 push Los Angeles to the top county in the nation in terms of COVID-19 cases, totaling more than the next two counties, Cook and Maricopa, combined.

Though California has been among the strictest states in the nation in implementing restrictions, it has continued to see a surge in cases in the past two weeks, averaging more than 41,000 new coronavirus cases each day

The LA County Dept. of Medical Examiner-Coroner shows National Guard members assisting with processing COVID-19 deaths and placing them into temporary storage at LA County Medical Examiner-Coroner Office in Los Angeles in Los Angeles.

The LA County Dept. of Medical Examiner-Coroner shows National Guard members assisting with processing COVID-19 deaths and placing them into temporary storage at LA County Medical Examiner-Coroner Office in Los Angeles in Los Angeles. (LA County Dept. of Medical Examiner-Coroner via AP)

While California has the second-highest number of deaths in the country, the state ranks 39th in the number of deaths per capita at 81.8.

The grim forecast stood in contrast to an upbeat news conference held Friday by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Gov. Gavin Newsom at Dodger Stadium, which is being converted into a vaccination center capable of administering 12,000 doses per day.

California has received more than 3.5 million doses of the vaccine and has administered just over 1 백만 복용량. Newsom said the state was on pace to exceed his goal of giving out roughly 1.5 million doses by Friday.

CORONAVIRUS HAS INFECTED 1 에 3 PEOPLE IN LOS ANGELES SINCE START OF PANDEMIC: OFFICIALS

The governor tried to shine a light on encouraging trends: Hospitalizations, intensive care unit admissions and positivity rates — the percentage of people tested who have the virus — have all declined over the past seven days.

Fox News has reached out to Gov. Newsom’s press office with a request for comment but did not hear back by the time of publication.

The governor’s Friday message stood in stark contrast to his warning early last month that strict lockdown measures would be enacted regionally when ICU bed capacity dips 아래의 15% mark. 며칠 후, Los Angeles County was put under new lockdown orders.

그 동안에, the county’s public health department confirmed the first case of the COVID-19 variant, B.1.1.7, in an individual who recently spent time in Los Angeles County.

Though it was the first confirmed case of the variant in the county, public health officials believe it is likely already spreading in the community and are continuing to test samples.

The public health department reiterated basic COVID-19 safety guidelines in preventing the spread of the variant B.1.1.7, which they say spreads more quickly than other variants but doesn’t necessarily cause more severe illness or increased risk of death

Fox News’ Louis Casiano and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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