Test results have now been made available to more than 6,750,000 people, with 17% of them testing positive. At time of reporting, 273 County residents are hospitalized with Covid-19, 18% of whom are in the ICU. Today's daily test positivity rate is 0.3%.
The L.A. County Department of Public Health released new data on Covid-19 on Saturday, reporting 7 new deaths and 220 new positive cases.
One person who died was between 50 and 64 years of age, while another who passed was between the ages of 30 and 49. Three of today’s new deaths were of individuals over the age of 80, with two people between the ages of 65 and 79 lost to the virus.
COVID-19 Daily Update:
May 29, 2021
New Cases: 220 (1,243,712 to date)
New Deaths: 7 (24,338 to date)
Current Hospitalizations: 273 pic.twitter.com/1LnmwqM64s
— LA Public Health (@lapublichealth) May 30, 2021
County low."” /> The vaccine provides the best protection and is keeping transmission in L.A. I encourage everyone who hasn't been vaccinated yet, to make time to get vaccinated. “We are all glad this Memorial Day will look so different from last Memorial Day – it’s such a relief for so many of us to be able to gather with family and friends again," she said. "If you're celebrating with someone elderly and they haven't been vaccinated, celebrate safely outdoors with masks and distancing or virtually. Today, Public Health director Barbara Ferrer encouraged residents to celebrate Memorial Day safely.
While data from the County showed that hospitalizations continue to decrease, case numbers and deaths reported may reflect delays in weekend reporting.
County will join the state of California in going through a complete reopening. County entered the yellow (or least restrictive) tier of California's reopening blueprint. On June 15, L.A. Earlier this month, L.A. Covid-19 vaccines are currently available to all anyone 12 and older, who is either living or working in the County.
County to a total of 24,338 deaths, and 1,243,712 confirmed cases. Today’s numbers bring L.A.
— LA Public Health (@lapublichealth) May 29, 2021