TO UPDATE: The Los Angeles County Department of Health released the latest Covid-19 data, which reported three new deaths and 535 new confirmed positive cases. As with every weekend, the lower number of deaths may be due to delays in reporting.

The newly reported data brings the state of LA’s Covid-19 balance sheet to 1,222,114 confirmed cases and 23,275 deaths. There are currently 590 people in hospital with Covid-19 and 27% in intensive care. Of the nearly 6,132,000 people tested, 18% tested positive.

Public Health Reports 3 new deaths and 535 new positive cases of confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County. View https://t.co/WOyfC1a2x8 pic.twitter.com/plN0Z1yq9M

– LA Public Health (@lapublichealth) April 4, 2021


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

While Public Health said hospital admissions fell below 600, the number of cases and deaths reported could reflect delays in weekend reporting.

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The department’s data brings LA County to a total of 23,274 deaths and 1,221,605 confirmed cases.

COVID-19 hospital stays fall below 600 in LA County. 40 new deaths and 839 new positive cases of confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County. Further information can be found at https://t.co/DjSCS9YX42. pic.twitter.com/i2IeGF0rE0

– LA Public Health (@lapublichealth) April 3, 2021

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

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

To date, test results have been provided to more than 6,123,4,3000 people, with 19% testing positive. Today’s daily test positivity rate is 1.3%.

Public Health continues to monitor cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) across the county. MIS-C is a serious inflammatory disease related to Covid-19 that affects people under the age of 21. It has resulted in the death of one child in LA County, affecting a total of 158. All children with MIS-C were hospitalized, with 40% being treated in the intensive care unit. 73% of reported cases of the condition involve Latino / Latinx children.

Public Heath Director Barbara Ferrer said today that “the declining number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 is a very encouraging trend”.

Ferrer added: “We will continue to make progress by slowing transmission, preventing suffering and saving lives if we all do our part to protect one another by following the rules and getting vaccinated when we go to the.” Row are. “

Covid-19 vaccines are currently available to all LA residents between the ages of 50 and 64, as well as other eligible groups. Vaccines will be available to residents aged 16 and over from April 15.

On Monday, LA County will enter the orange tier of California’s blueprint for a safer economy. Orange County will enter the less restrictive tier on Wednesday March 31st.

When LA turns orange, stores, places of worship, museums, zoos, and aquariums get 50% indoor capacity. Cinemas and restaurants also have an indoor capacity of 50% or 200 people – whichever is lower. In the meantime, gyms, fitness centers and yoga studios will increase capacity to 25%. Bars are reopening, but only for outdoor activities, enforcing masking and social distancing – and breweries have a capacity of 25% or 100 people, whichever is lower. Outdoor sports and live performances will be used at 33%, theme parks at 25%.

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