COVID in Los Angeles: County reports nearly 45,000 new COVID cases over weekend – KABC-TV

LOS ANGELES (CNS)– Los Angeles County reported nearly 45,000 brand-new cases of COVID-19 this weekend, an alarmingly high number in light of the normal hold-ups in weekend reporting.Officials reported 23,553 new cases for Saturday and another 21,200 positive tests for Sunday after a one-day record of 27,091 brand-new infections were reported Friday.COVID-19 Daily Update: January 2, 2022New Cases: 21,200 (1,741,292 to date)New Deaths: 2 (27,640 to date)Current Hospitalizations: 1,628 pic.twitter.com/hVcluwaK2U— LA Public Health (@lapublichealth) January 2, 2022Four additional deaths related to the infection were also logged this weekend, two each on Saturday and Sunday.The newest numbers bring the countys cumulative overalls to 1,741,292 cases and 27,640 deaths given that the pandemic began, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.Meanwhile, the countys COVID hospitalizations continued to increase, leaping by more than 150 for the 2nd consecutive day.”We hope that by working together to implement vital public health safety procedures, we can stay safe, safeguard those we love, and keep our schools and companies open,”County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said. In order to make sure that people are able to participate in and work school, we all need to act properly,”Ferrer said late last week.She likewise kept in mind that total, COVID death rates have remained reasonably flat in the county, regardless of the dramatic rise in infections, however she said that could alter.