New Los Angeles Covid Cases Up More Than 100% in Past 10 Days

In form of omicron different crops across the region, Los Angeles is seeing significant and sustained growth in covid cases, test positivity rates and hospitalizations.

Los Angeles County reported another 1,772 new cases on Wednesday. last tuesday number Was 843. That’s a 100% high increase in a little over a week. The 7-day average of last week’s new cases is 1,668. The cases have come after hovering around 700 a week ago. And it was not just new cases.

The 7-day test positivity rate in the region has similarly increased to 36% from 1.1% a week ago to 1.5% today. His hospitalization in LA ended his week-long decline and began an upward move about two weeks ago, rising from 551 on Nov. 24 to 650 today. State figures, which are often a day ahead, put county hospital admissions up to 667. The number of patients being treated in intensive care rose to 151 from 149 a day earlier. On Wednesday, 15 Covid-related deaths were recorded.

It is not clear whether the recent increase in a . Yes or No very sneaky because of the fourth wave delta, or the increase caused by the widespread (but not known) transmission of the new Omron variant.

To date, there have been three examples of omicron version detected in Los Angeles (including one in Long Beach).

Earlier today, the World Health Organization issued A series of warnings today about the spread of the Omicron version of COVID-19, among them, “we are now starting to see a consistent picture of a rapid increase in transmission.”

The warnings were intended, in part, to urge countries to “act now” to implement countermeasures. “If countries wait until their hospitals are full, it is too late,” said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

Cases in South Africa have increased by more than 1400% in the two weeks since Omicron was first identified, according to data from the local health department. The country’s test positivity rate (usually the average over the past 7 days) has risen to 26%, its National Institute of Communicable Diseases reported today.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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