The number of deaths and confirmed cases reported today may reflect a delay in weekend reporting. Today’s data brings the county total to 27,640 deaths and 1,741,292 positive cases.
At the time of reporting, 1,628 residents of the county are hospitalized with COVID-19. Test results are available for around 10,097,000 persons with 16 per cent of those testing positive. Today’s positivity rate is 21.8%.
COVID-19 Daily Updates:
2 January 2022
New cases: 21,200 (1,741,292) till date
New deaths: 2 (27,640 so far)
Current hospitalizations: 1,628 pic.twitter.com/hVcluwaK2U
— LA Public Health (@lapublichealth) 2 January 2022
Saturday: The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported 2 new deaths from COVID-19 as well as 23,553 new positive cases.
At the time of reporting, 1,464 county residents are hospitalized with COVID-19. Today’s positivity rate is 21.7%.
“Our hearts go out with the families they love to grieve at the loss of the people they love to COVID,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, MD, PhD, director of public health, in a press release on Sunday. “We hope that by working together to implement necessary public health safeguards, we can stay safe, protect those we love, and keep our schools and businesses open. During this boom, given the spread of the more infectious strain of the virus, omissions could lead to explosive transmission. Well-fitting and high-quality masks are an essential layer of protection when people are in close contact with others, especially when indoors or outdoors in crowded places where distance is not possible. ,