UPDATE: On Sunday, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 10 new deaths and 1,789 new cases of confirmed COVID-19.
The reported case numbers today include all of the current lab reports from the state’s electronic lab report system. However, the numbers do not include backlog numbers and the state anticipates sending the backlog of lab reports over the upcoming days.
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As it has been in the past couple of weeks, younger residents of L.A. county continue to make up the majority of positive new cases. Of the new cases reported today, 69% are of people under the age of 50 years old. Residents between the ages of 30 and 49 years old have the highest case rate among all age groups in L.A. County, 35% of new cases today.
To date, Public Health has identified 208,528 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County, and a total of 4,977 deaths.
— LA Public Health (@lapublichealth) August 9, 2020
PREVIOUS: The Los Angeles County Department of Public health announced 2,645 new COVID-19 cases and 51 new deaths on Saturday. The department shared that it anticipates receiving a backlog of lab reports from the state in the coming days.
The latest update sees dips in new cases, deaths and current hospitalizations when compared to Friday’s update. Saturday’s count displayed around 500 fewer new cases and 10 fewer current hospitalizations from the previous day, 31% of which are in the ICU. Between the Friday and Saturday, the daily death count dropped from 53 to 51.
While the numbers seem to decline, the latest update comes days after the county hit more than 200,000 confirmed coronavirus cases on Thursday, as Los Angeles hits a total of 206,761 cases as of today. The county nears 5,000 total deaths, with a current total of 4,967.
On Friday, California officially reported that the Golden State has seen more than 10,000 deaths from the coronavirus. Though the issues with the state’s COVID-19 reporting process have led to undercounts in daily new cases data, the technical failure did not impact the total counts for hospitalizations.
Earlier in the week, California broke its single-day-record for coronavirus deaths with a report of 200 new deaths on Wednesday.
Read Los Angeles Public Health’s Saturday updates below.
COVID-19 Daily Update:
August 8, 2020
New Cases: 2,645 (206,761 to date)
New Deaths: 51 (4,967 to date)
Current Hospitalizations: 1,610 pic.twitter.com/GSJuABbb1l
— LA Public Health (@lapublichealth) August 8, 2020
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