Los Angeles County sees another spike in new COVID cases, with 3,730 reported – KABC-TV

LOS ANGELES (CNS)– Los Angeles County on Saturday reported 3,730 new cases of COVID-19 and 21 additional deaths associated with the infection– the 2nd consecutive day that saw more than 3,000 new cases after months of lower totals.Saturdays numbers come one day after local health authorities reported 3,360 new cases of COVID-19 and 8 more validated cases of the Omicron alternative amidst stepped-up efforts to fight the pandemic, including brand-new guidelines for attending large events.In a little bit of excellent news, the number of Los Angeles County homeowners hospitalized with COVID-19 fell by 7 to 742 Saturday, with 180 of those clients in extensive care, down 2 from Fridays totals, according to the most current state figures.The county had 772 COVID clients on Thursday.The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has actually logged 1,560,377 cases of COVID-19 and 27,432 deaths considering that the pandemic began.As of Friday, anyone attending outdoor or indoor mega-events in the county who can not offer evidence of full vaccination was required to offer evidence of an unfavorable COVID test within one day (if antigen test) or 2 days (if PCR test) of the event.Children under age 2 are exempt from the rule for indoor occasions, and kids under 5 are exempt for outside events. This is a change from the previous health order, which needed evidence of an unfavorable test within 72 hours.The county defines mega-events as indoor events of more than 1,000 individuals or outside occasions of more than 10,000 people.The new Omicron cases brought the countys validated overall to 38.
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